Deuteronomy 10: It’s not all bad

Synopsis:

Moses then retells the story of the making of the 2nd 10 commandments and how he made an ark and how they all started their journey and how the Levites won’t get an inheritance because they have to take care of the ark and therefore circumcise your heart and be not stiff-necked. Love your God for he made you multiple. Only 63 people went into Egypt and now look at how many of you there are.

In other words:

Moses reminds everyone that despite how horrid they are, God loves them like a father and, by the way, the Levites are sacrificing so that you may inherit land.

Favorite bit:

Deuteronomy 10:16 – Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

Least Favorite bit:

Deuteronomy 10:8,9 – The reminder that the Levites were separated (by God) to care for the Ark and they won’t get a land inheritance, so you all have to support them. Clever way to set up a priest class that has to be supported by everyone else.


Moral Lesson Learned:

When people go on and on about how much they are selflessly sacrificing so that you may benefit, it’s a scam. (Deuteronomy 10)