Summary of passage: Moses spoke his song to the people. Moses proclaims God’s greatness and the people’s sins. Remember the days of old and what God has done for His people. He cared for them and nourished them. He alone.
5) Let his words fall like rain, descend like dew, shower new grass, and abundant rain on tender plants.
6a) God is first in his life. It’s the first thing he talks about is how great is the Lord, how faithful and just and perfect. He talks of God’s character with very intimate words. His love for God is obvious.
b) Personal Question. My answer: By speaking of all of the blessings upon me and not complaining.
7a) Even when the people acted corruptly and foolishly, God cared for His people, giving them the land, bringing them through the desert, shielding them and guarding them, and letting them take flight while watching over them to make sure they didn’t fall. He fed them with the fruit of the fields, nourished them with honey and gave them labs and goats and rams and wheat and drink.
b) Personal Question. My answer: Lessened my fear of my husband’s job being lost. Blessed me with a free gym membership. Given me more time to write. Things are winding down (school and BSF) so I will have more time to write. I thank Him in prayer, living out my life like Jesus, and doing His will as much as possible.
Conclusions: Love the prayer model of proclaiming who God is, what He’s done for us, and who He is. Good stuff!
End Notes: Moses asks for attention from Israel and all of creation, praising God for who He is and what He has done. He calls attention to the Israelites’ sin, and speaking of God’s love and grace, he hopes to call the people back.
Fun Fact: This is the first time God is called “the Rock” in Scripture.