June 16, Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 31:14-32:14

Reading

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SAA Notes

Observe God’s command to Joshua – consider it’s relevance to that other Joshua, Jesus of Nazareth. Consider Jesus’ cry: Why have You forsaken me? Consider these resurrection verses: Psalm 16:10 and Acts 2:27, 13:35. The Song of Moses was for remembrance. What was one thing to be remembered?

SJA Notes

Here is Moses the singer songwriter!

God gives Him song and note, and Moses reflects God’s glory and creativity.

How clear the purpose for the song is, we read in verse 19,

“Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel.”

A witness against the people of Israel!

Hard words. And old (very old) Moses gets stuck into the people again in verse 27,

“For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the LORD.”

Hard words. True and clear and intentional.

What then is the content of this song?

That God is the rock. His work is perfect. He is the God of faithfulness and without sin.

Remember! Remember who God is.

In verse 6 we read,

“Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?”

Remember! Remember that God made us.

This is a song that works out the processes God had given Israel through Moses. To remember and teach, one generation to the next, the mighty works and outstretched arm of the Lord.

Let us today be encouraged to do this. To remember what God has done in Jesus. For us. For His people. To sing and prophesy along with Zechariah in Luke 1:67-69, to teach the next generation of Jesus, of God visiting and redeeming His people for His own.

* Gracious Lord God,

You are the great God above, our rock and perfect in Your power and light.

You are the immeasurable Lord of Hosts, the only giver of life, the one true and ever-blessed God.

Thank You for creating us Lord, and thank You for saving us. For Your forgiveness, Your acts of kindness and grace, Your mercy that we see in Christ as He went to the cross and took on our punishment.

Thank You!

Amen.

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