God gives instructions for the people before they enter the land. Consider:
- Preparation – Once again it is time to prepare to enter the land. God tells them to count the men able to go to war. They work out details regarding the inheritance of the land. The transition of leadership from Moses to Joshua begins. What is God calling you to do? Are you doing what is necessary to prepare?
- Time – God describes how the people are to use their time, taking breaks from their regular work for Sabbaths and festivals. God is king over our time as well. Are you using your time in a way that pleases the Lord?
- Sacrifices – Consider how many animals were required to fulfill all of the sacrifices in chapters 28-29! In Jesus we have a better sacrifice whose single sacrifice forever paid the debt of our sins (Hebrews 10:11-14), making any other sacrifice unnecessary. Praise the Lord!