Deuteronomy is the heartbeat of the Old Testament and the constitution of Israel. It is a condensed form of the entire Bible, quoted 195 times in the New Testament.
John Ritenbaugh, cuing in on Deuteronomy 29:29 which teaches that the secret things belong to God, but that God reveals things needful to those He has called, suggests that this principle resonated throughout the entirety of Scripture. Clearly, God's purpose for mankind for the most part is a mystery, and has been revealed only …
Deuteronomy could be considered the New Testament of the Old Testament, serving as a commentary on the Ten Commandments. It gives vision for critical times.
In John 10, Jesus characterizes Himself as the 'Good Shepherd' who loves and cares for His sheep. This is shown in His providential leadership of His church.
Affliction is a necessary aspect of life, yielding strength of character, while ease and comfort weaken us. Christ was perfected as High Priest through suffering.