Proper 25, Year A, Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Previous to this, the people of Israel have been in a process of transition from being a people on a journey to a people entering into the land of Canaan. They are transitioning from one part of their lives to the next. Moses has given them instructions that carry forward into the book of Joshua, we hear the Song of Moses in 31:30-32:52, as Moses tells of the past and offers a vision for the future. This is followed by Moses blessing the Israelites before he departed, and finally by Moses death and burial. This is an amazing insight into God’s relationship with Moses and God’s love for Moses as servant and friend in leading the people. Moses burial site is still unknown.