We shall now read some verses of Moses’ dying song. Like the fabled swan, he sang himself away—Deuteronomy 32.
Deuteronomy 32:1, 2
Though the law is as a tempest, yet Moses as the mediator was as the soft, refreshing, insinuating dew; and far more so is the Lord Jesus as the dew unto Israel.
Deuteronomy 32:5, 6
They have not the marks of saints, the secret, sacred marks of inward grace by which the heavenly Father distinguishes his own children.
God is their portion, and they are his portion.
This is where the Lord finds us all by nature, but mark his wise and tender dealings with us;
Deuteronomy 32:11, 12
The eagle, when its young are fit to leave the nest, will not let them remain idle, but disturbs them, entices them to try their pinions, and even carries them up to teach them to fly; thus graciously does the Lord train his people.
A sad picture of many professors. They are like lean horses, which at last come under the care of a kind master, they grow fat and then they kick, and leap away from the pasturage. Men increase in riches, and forget the God who gave them all they have.
Never let us forget our God from whom we derive our being, as the stream finds its fountain in the rock.
The sins of God’s own children are peculiarly provoking to him. He might endure from strangers what he cannot tolerate in his own beloved.
Or no steadfastness. The hiding of God’s face is never sent arbitrarily, but is ever meant to shew us that there is some evil thing in us which grieves the Lord. How can he, as our Father, continue to smile upon us if we do the things which he hates. May we all of us be very careful to please God in all things.