Monday, January 22, 2018

A Bit o' Moses

For I proclaim the name of the LORD:
​​Ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
​​For all His ways are justice,
​​A God of truth and without injustice;
​​Righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:3-4

In writing a sermon or devotional, or a song, novel, short story, or anything else for that matter, a bit of the self comes through. Circumscribed by style and usage, college writing allows the least of the self through, while a personal journal or diary allows the most as it is not expected to be made public. Internet commentary allows some personal opinions to come through that would be best left in a sealed box and buried, but that is the world we live in now. So, where does the writing in the Bible fit in? A mixture of everything from personal to public, dry reporting to awestruck wonder, and of course all the words of the Lord. What did the long association of Moses with God have to offer us in his writing?

Moses came to a firm conclusion about the Lord our God: His work is perfect.

That alone makes the Lord quite different from me, but there is much more from our brother Moses. Greatness, truth, justice, righteousness and if we were to continue in the Song of Moses, the story of our Lord's unfailing provision until at verse 43 we find: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!" What, Moses cared about us too? That is what comes from a long journey with the Lord, we learn more about Him and proclaim it to all, and we learn to love neighbors we don't even know.

His work is perfect!

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