I have been studying in Deuteronomy for many weeks. It is full of instructions for sacrifices, dealing with deaths, stonings, etc. I have struggled to find a practical meaning for these for my life today. Then I realized that the specific instructions in Deuteronomy may not apply to me in today’s times, but rather, what is important is that God gave them insteuctions, and if I listen He will still give me instructions when I need them, and they will be specific to me and applicable and helpful. God is still giving His children rules for healthy, happy living, living that will help us stay close to Him.