Deuteronomy Chapter 2

30 Days of Prayer

Day 22

Pray for those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ: “Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:9)

Deuteronomy 2

1Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

2And the LORD spake unto me, saying,

3Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

4And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:

5Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.

6Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.

7For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

8And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

9And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.

10The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;

11Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.

12The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.

13Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.

14And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.

15For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.

16So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,

17That the LORD spake unto me, saying,

18Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:

19And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.

20(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

21A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:

22As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:

23And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)

24Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

25This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

26And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,

27Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.

28Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;

29(As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.

30But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

31And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

32Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.

33And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

34And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:

35Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.

36From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:

37Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.

18 thoughts on “Deuteronomy Chapter 2

  1. The Israelites turn back toward the desert as the Lord commanded. The Lord begins to give specific direction as to which way they should go, how long they should travel, and how to behave when they encounter certain groups of people. The Lord reminds them that he has blessed them and has been with them, but clearly instructs them and tells them three different times that He will not give the people that they are encountering into their hands. In which v24 says Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

  2. This chapter spoke to me about remembering the victories! God was with the Israelites every step of the way and provided every need they had.

    Verse 7 in the Message Version reads….. “God, your God, has blessed you in everything you have done. He has guarded you in your travels through this immense wilderness. For forty years now, God, your God, has been right here with you. You haven’t lacked one thing. ”

    Thank you Lord for always providing the needs of your people.

  3. v 4 ” And command thou the people”

    Moses gives GOD’S messages unto His people
    Thank you JESUS for every message of faith, direction, and instruction.That you give to us through our Moses our Pastor.
    Taught in love, power, and anointing.Truth to save our souls.
    It could never be repeated enough. Reminding us a GOD that loves and wants the very best for us. Reminding us of a crucified Christ, and a risen Savior. Repentance, water baptism, and infilling of the Holy Ghost in JESUS NAME.

    Don’t be ashamed of GOD nor HIS message
    There is power in obeying and believing HIS WORD. Don’t be ashamed of the experience you have in GOD. ( Felix trembled in
    Acts 24:25 ) and Agrippa was almost persuaded in Acts 26:28) , but Lift up your head, O ye gates “. ” and the King of glory
    shall come in Ps.24:7
    It’s only through the power of the preaching that we can lift up our consecration to GOD.
    It becomes more than a experience, but a beautiful relationship with GOD.
    Praise GOD
    iPray

  4. Devotion and Destruction
    Dt 2:34;3:3

    Moses reminds the Israelites of their victories over the Amorite kings. Twice he describes conquests in which there are no enemy survivors, underscoring the principle of herem. The Hebrew word herem means “a devoted thing” and is applied to the wartime practice and complete annihilation. What is the link between devotion and destruction? God commands this destruction in order to preserve his people. He knows if these enemies survive, they will turn the Israelites away from their devotion to God and toward false religion (Dt 20:18). The destruction is also God’s means of judging the Amorites for their sin and rebellion against him (Ge 15:16).
    Posessing the promises of God requires that we look within and identify what is turning our hearts from God and that we be willing to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”
    (2 Co 10:5).

  5. 7 For the LORD your God has blessed you in everything you have done. He has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the LORD your God has been with you, and you have lacked nothing.”’ (NLT)

  6. 24Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

  7. Last chapter, Israel was reminded of how God spoke about Mt Horeb (Deut 1:6) “…Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount”; this chapter it’s about Mt Seir, saying (V3) “Ye have compassed this mountain long enough…”

    Sometimes, we end up going through a process to remove things in our lives that displease God. The last chapter, speaking of them being at Mt Horeb on the way to Mt Seir, God told them to stop *dwelling* in the mountain. This chapter, He tells them to stop *compassing* the mountain. They moving from being *on* a mountain to *circling* one. It was a move in the right direction, but the process wasn’t over yet.

    Matthew 17:18-21 “18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”

    Sometimes we end up in a process of faith and our mountains are removed piecemeal, bit by bit as our faith grows and we learn greater trust in God. It is a difficult process, but if we hang out til the end, we come away not only having gained faith to have those mountains removed but have gained faith to see the process through to the end as well. From the passage in Matthew, Jesus speaks to the disciples about the *process* of prayer and fasting that they would need to go through to overcome the “mountain.” Going through the process will not only get us beyond our mountains but will be the same sort of process that Jesus can work in us so we can be used to help others get past their mountains.

    Israel had 40 years of wandering in their process. It may have seemed like a long time, but it was important not only for that new generation to have faith to go into the Promised Land, but there needed to be an overflow to those following generations who were to remain in the promises of God.

  8. THATS ENOUGH

    3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

    Thank GOD for the fact that even in our own frailties and mistakes; GOD in his mercy forgives us and chooses to redirect our paths with specific instructions.

    Let’s GO! Obey the LORD and follow after HIM!

  9. 3You have roamed around this mountain country long enough; turn northward. amplified bible

    There comes a time when we have roamed and God is trying to get our attention. Time we stop roaming and pray and do what God wants us to do………..

  10. 30But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

    31And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
    There is only one King, JESUS is Lord! His will and not ours will be done.

  11. In this chapter God was commanding the people to keep their focus and not be distracted or fight battles that he did not want them to fight. He wanted them to press onward to do what He wanted them to do. To work only for the promise he had given.

  12. 26And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
    27Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
    28Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
    29(As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
    30But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

    Knowing that we are fixing to go into battle, we still need to be peaceful with those that are going to oppose us. Knowing that he was fixing to take the land, Moses still tried to be peaceful with the king, but God hardened his heart. Moses might not have known all the details of how God was going to givew them this land, but he did know that he had to display God’s authority, whether he had to only flex his muscles, or fight.

    Today is no different. We as the church need to display peace and walk in the authority in which God has given us. Whether we have to stand and fight to take back what the enemy stole, the lost soles of the reigon, the bound and enslaved people that sin has locked up, or if we simply walk into the room and the enemy flees, and peopple are healed and freed from their bondages with a simple short prayer, or by a small word, we must walk in this authority and peace, knowing that God has already promised us this reigon…

  13. This chapter is inspirational. We can do all things through Jesus; “there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us”. God has power over all and we have nothing to worry about as long as we trust and obey him. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  14. Several times in this chapter they are given the instruction to “pass through” from one city to the next, not to partake, not battle, not to even drink without purchasing their supplies. Many times God tells us to pass through situations and storms, and we end up and camp there or make mountains out of mole hills while there, and just like the children of Israel we prolong our journey. Lord help me to stay focused.

  15. 24Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

    It’s time for God’s people to rise up and possess the land.

  16. I posted on the wrong chapter. The response was for this chapter. I thank God Im on his side. He is apparetly in the Giant slaying buisness.

  17. GOD makes promises to all of us. When we do things that anger HIM we nagate or delay the things that he has planned for us. After a peroid of time HE will accept that we have chosen to listen to HIM again. It is when we again listen and follow HIS commands that we step into his true plans for us to rule and reign over the obsticales so that we can be prosperous in our own land.

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