The Book of Deuteronomy – An Online Bible Study Group

  Monday, August 1, 2022

Does reading the Bible feel daunting? With 66 books and over 1,200 chapters, anyone would feel overwhelmed. According to statistics, 1 in 8 (12%) Christians admit they rarely or never read the Bible. While another study by Lifeway Research in 2016 purports that 1 in 5 (20%) Americans said they have read all the Bible at least once. At JournalOwl, we’d like to believe the statistic by Lifeway Research in that 1 out of 5 people in America have read the Bible at least once front to back. 

Here's the problem though: although they’ve read the Bible front to back, what have they comprehended? What have they applied to everyday living? What do they remember? And what have they discussed and dialogued about with others? The Bible is the word of God. Wouldn’t it be amazing to read book-by-book & chapter-by-chapter with your friends, family, and colleagues? Not only read it together, but also answer thought-provoking questions about each chapter. 

This isn’t a quiz where you answer true or false questions. To truly comprehend subject matter, you must think through the question, reference the subject material, and devote time & effort to writing out your response in the context of your everyday life. At least that is how many successful and intelligent scholars deeply comprehend their area of expertise.

With JournalOwl, we have taken all 66 books of the Bible and broken them down chapter-by-chapter with thought-provoking questions to pick from, write about, and collaboratively discuss with people from across the world. Taking it a step further, you can Zoom video chat with a private Bible Study group of your choosing, or just follow along with the many other Christians participating. Knowing that you’re actively moving through the Bible with any other people at the same time brings comfort, assurance, and confidence that you can too be one of the 20% who has read the Bible cover-to-cover.  

Today, let’s look at Deuteronomy. The fifth book of the Old Testament’s Pentateuch (or the Law) in the Holy Bible. Did you know that Deuteronomy has 34 distinct chapters? The Book of Deuteronomy is the fifth book in the Old Testament which is 929 chapters in total. That’s a lot of reading! 

Let’s take a closer look at Deuteronomy. With a new generation of Israelites, they must be reminded of God’s laws repeatedly as they near the border of the Promised Land in their journey. It’s now been 40 years that has passed since God led his people out of Egypt through a series of great miracles. 

The word itself, Deuteronomy, means “repeating the Law” and that is exactly what this Book of the Bible is all about. In chapters 1 through 10, this book details what God has already done for His people. By learning from the lessons of the past, this book emphasizes the need to study history so that mistakes are not repeated in the future. In this book, we are also reminded of having the Word of God top of mind. This naturally occurs from reading the Word continuously, discussing it, and talking about the Word with other believers.  

Throughout Deuteronomy, there is a strong emphasis on the need to remember what God has done for his people. We see this over and over again in Chapter 4 (Verse 9), Chapter 6 (Verse 12), Chapter 8 (Verse 2), Chapters 11 and 18. Just as Jesus remembered God’s word, we too must remind ourselves of God’s word continually to strengthen our resolve in difficult times. As you will also read and journal about in the Bible Study Group for Matthew (New Testament), Jesus was tempted three times in the wilderness and was able to rebuke with words in the book of Deuteronomy (see 8:3, 6:16, and 10:20). 

With JournalOwl Bible Study Groups, you are led through each chapter of the bible in a self-paced journey of exploration. We greet you with thought-provoking questions to journal about that strengthen your understanding of scripture. What’s more is that we’ve developed built-in quizzes to help test your knowledge each step of the way; awarding you a badge if you pass the quiz; giving you access rights to private forums on JournalOwl to openly discuss with other like-minded believers. 

Don’t go at this journey of life alone. With JournalOwl, you can connect with other believers around the world in your quest to learn and grow with God. Share ideas, share stories, share fellowship! 

About JournalOwl Bible Study Groups

JournalOwl® launched Bible Study Groups to assist Christians with their quest to understand and apply God’s word. With 66 online Bible study challenges, participants can dive into God’s word by reading the Bible online and answering thought-provoking questions about each chapter. Bible study group leaders and Pastors can create private clubs for their Ministries and Churches to enable live Zoom discussions for weekly Bible study groups. 

Pastors and Ministers can pair JournalOwl’s Bible Study Groups with their video recorded Sunday lectures to create super challenges for their congregation on JournalOwl. Private, secure, and designed to help people comprehend Sunday’s message and the Bible – JournalOwl is a powerful tool for educational institutes and faith-based organizations. 

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