Moses does not rebel against the Word of the Lord, though it might seem harsh and bitter. Moses has to die outside, just like all that rebellious generation who fought Moses for so long. Instead of complaints over unfairness, Moses teaches trust and obey.
Moses’ time is coming to an end.
Here his song finishes, and it is a summary and reminder of all that has gone before, we read in verse 39 God saying,
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me;”
A song that sang of Israel’s frailty and error, in verse 18 we read,
“You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.”
And once finished, Moses implores the people again to take all that the Lord had spoken to them through him, the word of life, in verse 47,
“For it is no empty word for you, but your very life,”
In his gospel John writes of these words, wonderful deep and powerful words that point us to Jesus, in verse 4 of chapter 1,
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
The word become flesh was life, the word of life!
Let us be encouraged to never forget that it was God who made us alive, through Him and Him alone we are born again. He has given us spiritual rebirth!
We can be convicted again each day of the necessity to believe that God’s word is life! That Jesus, through Him and by Him … Is life, and life to the full!
Jesus says it very clearly in John chapter 10 verse 10,
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Amen to this, Hallelujah!
* Lord God,
Thank You that You give us life, life to the full!
Thank You for Your word that tells us and shows us this.
Thank You for Jesus, in whom we see the fullness of Your plans for us, of Your gift of life.
Lord please fix our eyes on Jesus.