Deuteronomy - Seeing God's Heart in the Old Testament
Despite common thoughts that the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New Testament, both God's grace and His priorities are clear throughout the book of Deuteronomy. Looking at the structure and considering the historical context of this book, it is clear it is organized in such a way that God intended it to be remembered. By looking at the organization of the book as a whole, we can also see that God's grace is highlighted as the basis for the requirement of Israel's obedience to Him. His law also reflects His priorities for morality: property, then people, and God above all. Although we are under a new covenant, this Old Testament book dispels common beliefs that God was different under the old covenant, and the old covenant should, therefore, be ignored by us today.