Deuteronomy: Jesus Favorite Book

For many Christians, the Old Testament in general and Deuteronomy, in particular, is a dead book. Consequently, the favorite book of Jesus is ignored and much of John’s and Paul’s theology is discarded, and the life-giving power of the Word of God is cut off. Unless we rediscover this book, we will not treasure the Old Testament as a whole. This book presents the gospel according to Moses. This is a gospel of divine grace lavished on undeserving human beings. Moses’ vision for his own people serves as a microcosm for the divine vision of humanity as a whole. The book points the reader to the Lord God, who has redeemed his people and assigned them the mission of radiating his grace to the world.