Underneath His everlasting arms

Deuteronomy 33:18-29

Deuteronomy 33:18

Here is a blessing for the traveler, and a blessing for the stayer at home. In both cases it is given to the children of God to rejoice, for the Lord is with them. If we go only where we ought, and dwell only where we should, we have the Lord for our companion, and, therefore, may constantly rejoice.

Deuteronomy 33:19

It is a happy office to call others to worship the Lord, and a happy providence which makes the salt sea and the sandy waste minister to the supply of our needs.

Deuteronomy 33:21

It is a blessing from God to be decided and vigorous in executing the will of the Lord. Too many are weak and undecided.

Deuteronomy 33:22

Strength and courage show themselves in bold enterprises. Dan leaped and increased his territory. We ought to be bold for the Lord Jesus, and enlarge the boundaries of his kingdom.

Deuteronomy 33:23

What richer words were ever spoken of mortal men. He has a fulness indeed who is full with the blessing of Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 33:24

A sweet prayer for our minister. Let him have thousands of spiritual children, let him furnish the saints with acceptable teaching and edification, and may he practically manifest that he is abundantly anointed of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 33:25

Blessed promise. A rough road needs strong shoes, and they shall be given us; weary days need plenteous grace, and it shall be afforded us. Our strength shall always be equal to every emergency. Hitherto, the saints of God have proved the promise to be true, and they need not fear that it shall ever fail them. Moses now turns his thoughts to his God, whom he magnifies in glowing language.

Deuteronomy 33:25

None in earth or heaven is so good, so ready, and so able to bless his people.

Deuteronomy 33:27

Very sweet is that word, “underneath are the everlasting arms,”—they will break our fall, or prevent us from falling; they will embrace us, give us repose, and finally lift us up to everlasting glory.

Deuteronomy 33:28

God’s people must maintain the separated condition if they would be safe:

Deuteronomy 33:28

Earth’s fountains and heaven’s dews both bless the chosen. All things are full of benediction to those whom the Lord sets apart for himself.

Deuteronomy 33:29

As there is none like the Lord, so there are none like his people. They are happy in the present, and secure for the future—since this God is their God for ever and ever.


Afflicted soul, to Jesus dear,

Thy Saviour’s gracious promise hear;

His faithful word declares to thee

That, “as thy day, thy strength shall be.”


Let not thy heart despond, and say,

How shall I stand the trying day?

He has engaged, by firm decree,

That, “as thy day, thy strength shall be.”


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