I have been reading Deuteronomy a lot lately. Deuteronomy is referenced in the New Testament quite a bit and it is Moses’ final sermon(s) before dying. If you want a quick overview of events and instructions that occurred from Exodus on through to entering the promised land then Deuteronomy is the book for you.
These are some of my favorite verses. Jesus quotes the first part (vs. 5) in response to the question, “what is the greatest commandment?”
As a side note, after reading this to Asher, his response was that we do not have any gates. I told him our doors would work, but I guess we might need to buy some gates soon.
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9