June 19, Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 34


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SAA Notes

The parallel passages to read beside this short chapter are the Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount when Elijah and Moses came to talk with Him about His coming exodus, His death. Moses, by God’s grace, did have a more wonderful entry into the Promised Land than he could ever have dreamed of.

SJA Notes

* Dear God, there are none of us who do good, not one. Yet You are full of goodness to us – Thank You for the salvation that has come out of Zion to us, for Jesus.

“And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, none like him …”

We read this wonderful testament of Moses, a prophet of the Lord!

And this is a clear pointer for us to Jesus, the one who Moses was a type of (imperfect as we know).

A prophet like no other. One who the Lord knew face to face. Signs. Wonders. Rescuing God’s people. Mighty power.

These were true of Moses, but they are immeasurable more true of Jesus.

He brought truth, spoke truth, He prophesied truth.

He, God in the Person of the Son, knew God intimately.

Jesus’ deeds brought about a fear of God, a reverent and holy fear (as the mighty signs done in Egypt did).

Jesus rescued God’s people!

What other most fearful and dreadful deed do we point to but what we see in His death on the cross.

God at His own expense saving His people, sacrifice of the perfect lamb (without blemish or fault), made curse, slain from before the foundation of the world – all to rescue us!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Gracious Father God,

Thank You for the testimony of Moses, who You spoke with face to face.

Thank You that through Jesus we can speak with You face to face, because You dwell with us, little tabernacles for Your Spirit at work in us.

Thank You Lord – Father, Son and Spirit.


June 18, Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 33


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SAA Notes

Though Moses be the Judge of God’s people, the summation of his life and ministry is blessing. He is so like Jesus here. Think about the many and the few words for different tribes, about their faults and strengths. What do you pray for your family members and church?

SJA Notes

* Blessed God, we trust in Your steadfast love, may our hearts rejoice in Your salvation.

“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

Moses is giving a last word to the people; first tribe by tribe, then together at the end.

That God is like no other – Remember!

That God is to be their dwelling place – Remember!

That God’s everlasting arms are their foundation, He lifts them up and carries them – Remember!

As for Israel, so for us.

We must remember!

To remember our Lord, that His Spirit lives in us – we are little tabernacles, where He dwells.

Praise God for who He is, a God like no other!

* Great God Above,

Please help us to remember You each day. Who You are, what You have done.

We praise You Lord God, for Your everlasting arms are underneath us.

You carry us, hold us, protect us, and bring us home.


June 17, Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 32:15-52


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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.

SJA Notes

* Father God in Heaven, You keep us Your people, You guard us from the evil generation.

“For it is no empty word for you, but your very life,”

Moses’ time on earth is coming to an end.

Here his song finishes, and it is a summary and reminder of all that has gone before.

Moses implores the people again to take seriously all that the Lord had spoken to them.

In his gospel the apostle John writes of the same understanding, wonderful deep and powerful words that point us to Jesus,

“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 are we born again.

We can be convicted again each day of the necessity to believe that God’s word is LIFE.

Jesus says clearly,

“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.