In last week's lectionary, Moses and the Lord were discussing travel arrangements. The people had once again misbehaved; Moses had once more interceded. God had once more made assurances to Moses.
This week's reading from Deuteronomy is a leap past the 40-year long journey through the wilderness. The Lord has told Moses that neither he nor Aaron will be able to enter the land promised to their people (Deuteronomy 32:48-52).
Moses was allowed to see the prize but not hold it. Moses had devoted his life to people who often did not appreciate him. After his death, they wept for him for thirty days, the mourning period for a parent.
Lectio Divina: Psalm 90:1-2