Day 281 - Deuteronomy 3, Verses 18-24

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V.18-20 Glance at Numbers 32 again, to understand what these 3 verses refer to. The men of the 2½ tribes were to go ahead, leaving the wives and children protected.
V.21-22 Joshua is to become the great leader in the land, as Moses had been in the wilderness. The name “Joshua” is the same as “Jesus.” “Joshua” is the Hebrew (Old Testament language) Jesus is the Greek, or New Testament language.
V.23-25 Moses had pleaded with the Lord to let him go into the land.
V.26 It reminds us of Paul (2 Cor. 12:9), who prayed that the Lord would take away the thorn in the flesh. The Lord replied “my grace is sufficient for thee.” We see the same word “suffice” or “sufficient” here.
V.27 However, the Lord gave Moses something better. He gave him a heavenly view (God’s view) of the land! God had been the earthly Guide through the wilderness, now He would be the Heavenly Guide, pointing out the whole land to Moses. In Matthew 17:33And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. (Matthew 17:3) we read of Moses on the mount of transfiguration IN THE LAND. So he got in, and it was to be a wonderful experience, for he was with the Lord.