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Day 51

Good Morning. Grandma is trying very hard to reschedule herself better.
Get your tasks and stuff done for the morning and Grandma will present Deuteronomy from the Bible
 to you.
The questions asked about Deuteronomy in Faith Alive are as follows:
"Whom...did God inspire to write this book? Deuteronomy is the fifth, and last, Bible book written by
Moses. Moses' five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) are together
called Petateuch, meaning "five books."
How...does Deuteronomy show us God's love? God brings the younger generation of Israelites to the
edge of the promised land. He wants them to remain faithful after they receive this great blessing, so
he reviews for  them all the mighty acts he has done in leading them this far. God also promises that
in the future he will give them another prophet, like Moses, to lead them. This promise would be
 ultimately fulfilled in Christ.(see Acts3:18-22.)
When...did this happen? These events happened about 1405 BC.
Where...did this happen? During this time the Israelites were camped across the Jordan River from
 Canaan, the promised land.
What...special messages does this book give us? In Deuteronomy God repeats his law, including
 the Ten Commandments, for the next generation of Israel.(Deuteronomy means"second law.")
       ...action happens in this book? Moses speaks to the Israelites.  He tells what God has done
 for them and reviews God's will for holy living. The Israelites promise to obey God.
       ...important people do we meet? Moses, as leader of the Israelites, is a key person in this book.
       ...are some of the stories in this book?
Moses tells of Israel's travels.                       Deuteronomy 1-3
Moses repeats the Ten Commandments.      Deuteronomy 5
Israel is urged to love the Lord.                     Deuteronomy 6
God promises another prophet.                     Deuteronomy 18
Moses dies                                                 Deuteronomy 34"
In chapter 1 Moses is telling the people where they are going from here. That God had told them
 to break camp and go from the mountain. That they had stayed there long enough. He goes over
all the appointments of different Leaders to look after them and for them to be fair and just. He said
he had told them anything too hard to bring to him. In verse 18 he says, "And at that time I told
you everything you were to do. Spies had been sent out to explore the land of the Amorites when
 they reached Kadesh Barnea. They were told to go out into this land and take it as the Lord had
 instructed. However the Israelites wanted spies to go check it out. So twelve men, one man from
each tribe was sent and they went into part of the land bringing back some fruit to testify that it
was good land. Then he reminded the people how they rebelled against the command of the Lord
your God and grumbled in their tents. Then I told you not to be afraid because God was going
 before you to defeat your battles. He told them they still dod not trust in the Lord your God, and
searched ways for you to go. When God heard what you said, he was angry and said "no man
 from this generation shall see the good land that he had promised your forefathers. He said only
 Caleb son Jephunneh would go because he followed he Lord wholeheartedly. (In verse 37) Moses
 says, "Because of you the Lord became angry with me also and said I would not enter it, either."
That my assistant, Joshua son of Nun , would go. "Your children who do not yet know good from
 bad--they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it. But  as for
 you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea." Then he reminded
them how they thought they could make amends to God by going without him up into the hills and
 you were trampled down as you came running back like bees. "The Amorites beat you down from
Seir all the way to Hormah." When you came back the Lord ignored your weeping and "turned a
deaf ear to you", so you stayed in Kadesh many days.
Chapter 2 tells how he is reveiwing with them how they all turned back into the desert along the
Red Sea and traveled around the country of Seir for forty years. Verse 2 is where Moses reminds
 them how God then said it was time for them to quit wandering around as they had for the forty
 years. He reminded them how God gave him instructions that they are to start traveling North
through the territory of our brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in seir. He reminded them
 that God said Esaau's people would be scared of them but to be careful and not provoke them to
war. For God said he will not give them any of that land. Moses reminded them that God  had said
they were to pay them in silver for the food they eat and the water that they drink. Moses reminded
them how God had taken care of them these forty years and seen to all their needs. Moses reminds
them how they have gone past the descendants of Esau who live in Seir. He told the people how they
 had "turned from the Arabah road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion Gerber, and traveled along
 the desert road  of  Moab." Moses tells them how God said do not provoke the Moabites in war
 either because they would not get any of this land either. Moses goes on to tell more about the
Moabites. Then Moses reminds them more about how God then told them to cross the Zerod Valley.
Moses reminded the people that 38 years had passed as we came from Kadesh Barnea until
now that they have crossed the Zerod Valley. How the generation of fighting men had perished
 from the camp as the Lord said and how the Lord's hand was against them until he had eliminated
 them. Moses tells the people that "Now when the last of thesefighting men among the people
had died, the Lord said to me."(verses16 & 17) That today we are to pass by the region of Moah
at Ar, the land of the Ammonites and that they are not to provoke them in to war either because
God will not give them any of that land either. (verses 20-23 is more history of the lands.)
(verses 24-37 are all the beginning of the Israelites taking possession of the land God promissed them
Chapter 3 is more battle of the land and the divisions. He told them they must stay together and
 battle all the people necessary untill the battle is done then they can return to the land given to
them. In verses 21-29 Moses is talking to Joshua about what he must do and what to expect.
Moses tries talking God into letting him go forth to see this rich land he has talked about. God
 refuses but said he can go up to the top of the hill of Pisgah and look in all directions at the land.
He told Moses the is to "commision Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him. (verse 29 says
 "so we stayed in the valley near Bet Peor.
In chapter 4 Moses reminds all the people about the ten commandments and the laws given them.
 How they best obey what God has told them (in verse 26 he tells them what will happen if they
 become corrupt and forget about the Lord.) He reminds the people of all the great things God has
 done and they have been part of. Faith Alive says, "Life In Bible Times-Pagan Idols-The idols that
 pagan people worshiped as gods in Moses' time were made of wood or metal. These idols obviously
could not hear or see or speak. God promised the Israelites that if they loved and followed him, he
would protect and care for them, something no idol could ever do."  Moses reminded the people
that God did things for them before their eyes. He said they were shone these things so they had
no question that he was God, and that there is no other like him. He said they were allowed to hear
him to discipline them. He reminded them how he has taken them out of the perils of Egypt to take 
over the land he promised our ancestors because he loved them. Moses reminded the people how
God helped them conquer these lands from armies much bigger and stronger than they. Faith Alive 
says in "Words to Remember-4:35 the Lord is God; besides him there is no other." Therefore, Moses
lets them know it is important for them to keep the decrees and commands, he is going to repeat to
them that were given to them by God for their own safety and they may have no plagues or problems 
stopping them from living a good life.
Chapter 5 Moses repeats the Ten Commandments to them. Faith Alive says, "Did You Know?- What
 are the Ten Commandments? The Ten Commandments are special rules God gave the Israelites and 
us. These rules show us the ways God wants us to love him and each other." (verses 5:23-30 tell how
the people from hearing God's voice from the fire scared them and asked Moses to speak to him
because even though they had seen that a man could survive in listening to God's fire they were
scared of him consuming them and they die. They told Moses that he could go near God and listen
to what he had to say and if he comes back and tells them they would listen and obey him. Moses
told the people that God heard what they had said and knew they feared him so things would go
well with them and their families. God told Moses to send the people back to their tents, but he was
to stay and hear the rest of what he wanted Moses to teach the people.
Faith Alive says in regard to chapter 6:1-9 "Let's Live It!-Wouldn't They Be Surprised !--The most 
important job God gives moms and dads is to teach their children about Jesus. But sometimes
parents need encouragement. Give them an obvious invitation. Put a note on the refrigerator that says.
"Let's talk about Jesus," or give them a card thanking them for telling you about God's love." Chapter 6 
is a repeat of advice to the people to Love the Lord Your God.
Chapter 7 is Moses telling them that they must go into the land and destroy "the Hittites, Girgashites,
 Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites; seven nations stronger and more powerfull
than themselves. He told them to show no mercy in destroying their worships and not to let there be
any interaction between daughters and sons. Moses told them that as long as they obeyed God in
everyway and showed their love for him in this way: all their dowing would be blessed and things would
go good for them. Faith Alive says in, "Did You Know? Why did God tell his people to kill all the
Canaanites? The Canaanites had a very evil pagan religion. They practiced witchcraft, and some even
burned their own children as sacrifices to their gods. God intended to destroy the Canaanites, bot to
 punish them for their sins and to keep the Canaanites from leading Israel away from the Lord." He tells
the Israelites not to be afraid of the armies; to remember God is there with you and has made it
possible for you to defeat them.
Chapter 8 is designed for the people to remember the good God has done for them as bringing them
out of the slavery in Egypt, feeding them, providing water and disciplining them to stay clean and not 
follow the evilness of the devil. Faith Alive points out in "Did You Know? What amazing things did
 God do for Israel during their  travels?  Day after day God gave the people manna, bread which he
 made by a special miracle. And perhaps even the Israelites had not noticed, but their clothes and
shoes did not wear out for forty years! Another amazing miracle!" Moses told them to always 
remember what God has done for them so they never follow other gods and bow down to them.
For if they do they will surely be destroyed.
In chapter 9 Moses want the people to know that he did not have the tribes killed in Israel for the
betterment or possession of the land but because they were bad people and needed destroyed.
Because they were actually wicked. Moses reminds the people of the Golden Calf and what their
fathers had done just when God thought he could trust them. He told the people how angry God was 
and Moses himself. He told them how God wanted to destroy them and he  fell before the Lord in
 prayer and fasting for forty days and nights for him to spare your lives. How they made God angry at
Taberah, Massah, and Kibroth Hattaavah. He told them how he prayed and fasted another forty days
 and nights when they rebelled against God about taking possession of your land. because he wanted
 to destroy them again. Faith Alive says in, "Let's Live It! Out of Sight, Out of MInd?--Moses climbed
Mount Sinai to speak with God. He was gone for forty days in Exodus 32 we can read about the
golden calf the Israelites built and worshipped while Moses was away. Now read Deuteronomy 9:7-21.
Some young people do things when adults aren't watching that they would never do if adults were
around. Many adults act the same way if they think no one is watching. But God, we remember, is
 always near. He calls us to turn from sinful ways, not out of fear that someone is watching, but
out of love for our savior from sin. His constant nearness is a blessing as he offers forgiveness and
power to live a new life as his people.(see Matthew 28:19-20.)"
Chapter 10 is all about the second set of Tablets as Moses is explaining it to the people. Faith Alive
explains in "Life  in Bible Times-Stone Tablets--Moses chiseled two tablets out of stone, and God
wrote the Ten Commandments on them. We don't know for sure what these tablets looked like. 
...Moses put both tablets in the ark of the covenant "
Chapter 11 just points out that Moses is telling the people just to Love and Obey the Lord and things
will come their way. Faith Alive says in "Words to Remember 10:12 What does the Lord your God
ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your
 God with all your heart and with all your soul."  Faith Alive says in "Life in Bible Times-The
 Mezuzah-Deuteronomy 11:20 told the Hebrew people to write  God's word on the door frames of
 their houses. Man copied verses of the Bible on bits of paper and put them in little boxes hung by
 the door. Jewish children were taught to tough this mesusah(meh-ZOO-zuh) whenever they went in
 or out of the house, to remind them to obey the Lord."
(Grandma is working on this for today. It is just long and has taken her time.) 
In chapter 12 Moses tells the people to never worship as any of their enemies, but must listen to
where the Lord their God wants their tribe to go as they eat and enjoy their offerings to the Lord
Chapter 13 is where Moses warns the people of false prophets and not to listen to them. They were
told a family member trying to entice one in following the wrong worship was to be stoned to death.
Faith Alive points out in "Word to Remember 13:4 It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him
 you  must revere."
Chapter 14 talks about the clean and unclean food and tithes. Faith Alive leads this through, "Let's
Live It! Deuteronomy 14:22-29-Giving To God--Read Deuteronomy 14:22-29. How much did God tell
the Israelites to give to the Lord? How was the money used?
Young people, as well as adults, have opportunities to give to God. Find three boxes or jars for
money. Label one "giving," one "spending," and one "saving." When you earn money or get your
allowance, consider how much of what you get you will put in each jar.
Ask leader in your church how your gifts to the Lord could be used. Also read about the joy of
giving in 2 Corinthians 8:2-5 and 9:7-11."  (Grandma has decided to hold on the rest of this book
 Deuteronomy till tomorrow because it is all new stuff and things she feels you may want to read.)
Grandma is also giving you more time on the review and the videos.for creative dance before we move i
into the last part of it. Be sure to do some Childrobotics though.
Today's November 19 Birthdays from Book 1 include that of George Rogers Clark, frontiersman and
 Revolutionary War military leader, who was born in 1752. Next is that of Ferdinand Marie De Lesseps,
French diplomat who masterminded the Suez Canal. He was born in 1805. Then in 1831 James Garfield,
20th president of the United States, was born. Book 1 talks about him saying "Like James Garfield,
 presidents Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, George Bush, and Bill Clinton were all left-handed. Other
 famous lefties include Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin,
 and Leonaro da Vinci. Martina Navratilova, Boomer Esiason, and Will Clark are recent sports stars
who are left-handed. It says that about 10% of the population is left-handed. Discuss this among you
 and see if that sounds about right.
In 1905, Tommy Dorsey, American and bandleader was born. In 1917, Indira Gandhi, Indian prime
minister if she still is was born. Then Rory Campanella, baseball star was born in 1921.
The event of Columbus", second voyage to the New World, landed on the island of Puerto Rico and
 claimed it for Spain, in 1493. This next one I would not have brought in at this time but Bing had it
 mentioned in  their lesson for the day. It was about the Gettysburg Address in 1863. "President
 Lincoln and Edward Everett, a former governor of Massachusetts, secretary of state, and , U.S.
 senator, spoke at a ceremony dedicating a national cemetery at Gettysburg, PA--where 3,100
Union soldiers and 3,900 Confederate soldiers died in battle. Newspaper editors throughout the
 country failed to recognize the importance of Lincoln's speech, relegating the 270-word address to
inside pages while covering Everett's 2-hour speech on front pages." Gettysburg Address is now
 regarded as one of the greatest speeches of all time." Ask the children what they think? why? Then
 challenge them to write a speech of their own. Bing was questioning this morning who that other
 speeker was. Be sure to cover your own calendar material and a record of the weather.
 The History Book Grandma has been using had  a few more notes to go on the time line at the end of
this last chapter about our Independence. One is of 1765 when the British passed the Stamp Act.
 Another is in 1777, the Americans win the Battle of Saratoga. At the beginning of this chapter it
 has a picture of Miss Liberty, symbol of the new nation, but she looks different than our Statue of
Liberty. She looks like a simple colonial girl holding three sticks upward in one hand with a flag on
 one, a knitted berret on another and an arrow head on a third. In her other hand is a tall stalk of
grass, wheat, or oats. She has a long scarf hanging to her waiste.
The book says the People we will learn about in this chapter are Daniel Shays, Mames Madison,
 Montesquieu, Federalists, Antifederalists, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton.
Places are the Northwest Territory and Athens.
New Vocabulary includes central government, ratified, compromises, senators, principles, federalism,
 federal, separation of powers, legislative, executive, judicial, checks and balances, flexibility,
Main Ideas to Focus on are:
1. What were some of the problems with the Articles of Confederation?
2. What compromises were used to write the Constitution?
3. What six principles were included in the Constitution?
"In 1787 American leaders planned a new kind of government for their new nation." For they had written
 laws for our nation but I guess there was some problems. "During the Revolution, the delegates at
 the Second Continental Congress planned a central government and the laws for this government
 were called the articles of Confederation. All 13 states ratified, or voted for, the articles of
Confederation in 1781. Under the new laws, the nation was ruled by Congress. To pass a new law,
 at least nine states had to vote for it. Under this Articles of Confederation, United States and
Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris. The new government also passed an important law called
the Norhwest Ordinance of 1787. It helped the new nation govern the Northwest Territory, the land
 between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes. Under this Ordinance, the Northwest
 territory was divided into smaller territories.When each had 60,000 people, it could write a constitution.
Then it could ask Congress for them to become a state."
It created a very weak government. They feard a strong government could talke them over. They
 had no president yet and no courts. Congress could not collect taxes, so there was little money.
 Each state could print their own money but they could not use it in another state. Congress could
 not raise an army so there was no protection. "Shay's Rebellion in 1786 showed they needed some
strength." The poor farmers as Daniel Shay of Massachusetts could not pay their state taxes. The
 courts began taking away their farms. Therefore, they gathered about one thousand to attack the
courthouses. Then he tried taking over the weapons storage. "Finally a group of businesspeople
 hired their own soldiers to end the fighting." (Tomorrow we will see what they do.).
(Grandma repeated herselfl on recipes, she had to back up)
Today we will also go back to our Colonial Cookbook and look at Meats and Fish, then you can gather
 some of your own favorites. "It is natural that man should seek to feed on flesh(meat); he has too
small a stomach to be supported alone by fruit. In this country, plain boiling and roasting are the
usual cooking methods. While we depend on some form of flesh daily for strength, it grows scarce in
 war time and habit makes it a worrisome expense. It is agreed that fish is much less nourishing than
red meat because being lighter in weight for the same bulk, it has less substance. Yet these sea
animals offer us an agreeable variety for our table." (Actually in the east especially of those times the
 east does not have cattle like we do. Yet they have an ubundance of sea animals because they are
close to the ocean. The south may have had more cattle but I don't think so because again it was not
 always  cattle land. They might have pigs and most people have always had chickens. Turkey,
deer(which was the main food at the first Thanksgiving) and other fowl ran wild. Rabbit, possum,
turtle, and even squirle were eaten.
"To Roast Beef
The general rules are, to have a brisk hot fire, to hang rather than to spit, to baste with salt and water,
 and one quarter of an hour to every pound of beef, tho' tender beef will require less, while old tough
 beef will require more roasting; pricking with a fork will determine you whether done or not: rare done
is the healthiest of this age.
A Beef-Steak Pie
Beat rump Steak with a rolling pin, then season them with pepper and salt according to your Palate.
Make a good crust, lay in your Steaks filling your Dish therewith, and then pour as much water in as
 well half fill the dish. You may put in the hard-boiled yolks of six or eight Eggs, if you chuse it. Put
 on the top crust and bake it well.
(Grandma will give more for tomorrow. She has to close her eyes for a bit.)

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