Deuteronomy 31:7

Deuteronomy 31:7 Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.

When Jesus was growing up in Nazareth we can imagine His hearing “the call of Moses” as He learned the Scriptures from His earthly parents and from the townsfolk at the synagogue.  (Remember that “Jesus” in Hebrew was “Joshua.”)  As a young Jew, He would have been taught to study and revere the Law of Moses.  For this reason, when He was asked what was the greatest commandment in the Law, He did not hesitate to give an answer.  He had spent the requisite time meditating that Law.  Therefore also He was strong and courageous when it came time to expound it.

The land to which Jesus would lead God’s people was into the new heavens and new earth.  The dead would be raised to heaven and the believing would be raised to resurrection life on earth.  This would be the fulfillment of what God had promised through Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15-18 and elsewhere.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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