March 12, 2006
Read Deuteronomy 31
The song of Moses; Moses blesses the 12 tribes; death of Moses on
The Israelites were to proclaim greatness unto our God. . . . for all His ways are judgment: a God of Truth. The Almighty Rock will never forsake the faithful. The Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are . . . without iniquity, just and right is He (Deuteronomy 32:3-4). Moses foretold of the blessings and happiness that would be theirs if they lived in obedience to the Word of God (33:6-29).
After conferring spiritual blessings upon each of the tribes, Moses concluded with praise to God: The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee (33:27). Although it is written: There arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face (34:10), Moses forfeited the privilege of leading Israel into Canaan because of his sin (32:48-52; compare Numbers 20:1-13). Thus Moses became an example for all
Moses' life had been almost perfect. However, even though he had been the Lord's lawgiver, he had also broken the Law once, and the Law did not permit one exception. Moses is last seen alone, climbing one of the most prominent mountain peaks in
Centuries later, Moses, symbolizing God's Law, stood on
32:6 requite = repay; 32:15 Jeshurun = upright; a symbolic name for
As our Rock (Deuteronomy 32:31). Christ was that spiritual Rock (
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Memory Verse for the Week: Joshua 1:8