Moses rounds out the portion by reminding the people of all God has done for them. He recounts the plagues and miracles in Egypt, the wonders which they have witnessed in the desert. He reminds the people that for forty years in the desert, their clothes and shoes have not worn out and they have not eaten bread nor drunk strong wine. God smote the kings who advanced towards them in the place where they now stand, and the land was awarded to the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh. Therefore, Moses tells the people, they should be sure to follow God’s commandments.
Virtual Classroom Discussion
What do you think not eating bread or drinking strong wine have to do with knowing God?