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Out of Revelation and now finishing up Deuteronomy.  It is an amazing book.  I just don’t see how anyone can read the Old Testament and think that God is this angry, vindictive, judgmental God.  Rather, I see a God of patience, compassion, love, and grace.  Anyway, Moses wrote and taught a song to the people of Israel right before he died and they were entering into the land.  It is found in Deut. 32.  It is wonderful!

“For I proclaim the name of the Lord;

Ascribe greatness to our God!
The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteousness and  upright is He.

Is not He your Father who has bought you?

He has made you and established you.

He found him in a desert land,

And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,

That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
The Lord alone guided him…
He made him ride on the high places of the earth…

See now that I, I am He,

And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Rejoice oh nations, with His people;

For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And will render vengeance on His adversaries,
And will atone for His land and His people.”
Deuteronomy 32:3,4,6,10,11, 39,43

As a Christian you have been grafted into the spiritual nation of Israel. (Romans 11:17-24)  The God of the Old Testament is also your God.  Learn Him, know Him, accept Him, love Him. He will protect you under His wings; He will guide you; He will carry you above life’s circumstances; He will avenge you and He has and will atone for your sins.  God is our Rock – our stability, our assurance, our protection, and our hope.  He is righteous and just and faithful and upright.  He can be trusted and counted on.  He loves His children with a perfect Father’s love – giving and loving, disciplining and correcting, guiding and rewarding. 
 
Do you see Jesus in this passage?  (He bought you; He will atone for you).  God knew even then that He would send Jesus for our Salvation.  He knew that man can not get to God on his own.  God had to come down to breach the gap.  And I am so glad that he did!

What a mighty God we serve!

 

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