Deuteronomy 3: Defeat of Og King of Bashan

We are now three chapters into Deuteronomy and Moses is still preaching a recap of the Israelites travels from Egypt to the promised land.

“The Lord said to me, ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.’” – Deuteronomy 3:2

In other words God is giving the Israelites permission to slaughter this group of people down to the very last man, woman, child, and innocent baby.  Biblical morals.  Got to love them!

“So the Lord our God also gave into our hands Og king of Bashan and all his army. We struck them down, leaving no survivors.” – Deuteronomy 3:3

Death to those evil children and babies!!!

“We completely destroyed them, as we had done with Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying every city—men, women and children.” – Deuteronomy 3:6

Yes, the Bible specifically mentions the slaughtering of children.

“At that time I commanded Joshua: ‘You have seen with your own eyes all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings. The Lord will do the same to all the kingdoms over there where you are going. Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.’” – Deuteronomy 3:21-22

God has more slaughter in store for people who are not the Israelites.

“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?” – Deuteronomy 3:24

The slaughtering of children and babies is a “mighty work”?

“But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.” – Deuteronomy 3:28

This verse is a reminder that God is not allowing Moses to enter the promised land.  Joshua will lead the Israelites instead.

That concludes Deuteronomy 3.  It really is sickening what is considered a great and mighty work in the Bible.  The slaughtering of every man, woman, child, and baby is somehow considered good and moral in the eyes of God.  God, therefore, if He exists, which He doesn’t, is more evil than Satan.

Coming Soon:  Deuteronomy – Chapter 4:  Obedience Commanded

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