Today you should read: Deuteronomy 32:1-52
Today we are looking at the Song of Moses. The ESV Study Bible says this song, “acts as a witness against Israel.” All throughout it we see how Israel disobeyed God, while God showcased his faithfulness over and over again. Throughout we also see the importance of “remembering” God. It’s as if Moses is trying to show us that the disobedience of Israel had to do with them not remembering the Lord as they should’ve.
Verses 23-27 show that there are consequences to the sin of the people. God hates sin, and therefore his wrath must be dealt with. We know that this wrath of God towards sin is ultimately poured on Jesus, because Jesus is the only one who could ever take it.
Our response should be to intentionally create opportunities to remember all that God has done in your life. This might simply be through reading your Bible and praying, or maybe you can try journaling, or catching up with an old mentor or friend that was impactful in your Christian life. Just find different ways to remember God in such a way that it leads you to greater love and worship of him.
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Associate
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I love Moses encouragement to Joshua as a leader in verse7… 7 Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land. 8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”. These are words Joshua would hear again. We see them recorded in Joshua 1 – 3 times.
I also like the public reading of the law. What a powerful moment that must have been. Public reading of scripture is a great time of worship.