The book of Deuteronomy are God’s rules for His people given to Moses as they enter the Promised Land after 40 years in the wilderness. You could look upon this time as a new beginning for the Israelites. These people had seen the provision of God for His people through His guidance and provision when they were incapable of providing for themselves, as well as His grace and mercy as He listened to their grumbling against Him and their desire to return to captivity.
All of the lessons shown in this book can be applicable today because God’s Word is alive and has no reason to change. As our perspective changes the will of God becomes clear, as does the benefits that comes from leading a life in the way our creator meant for us to live.
God made His way known to His people in the form of laws that kept them safe and unified. These laws were said to honor and worship God but they also served to give them the life that God desired for all of mankind before the fall. The laws were a shadow of God’s revelation of Himself in His son Jesus Christ. God describes the way in the Old Testament and then makes the word flesh in Jesus Christ the foretold Messiah. (John 1:14) 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.