Deuteronomy 32 Commentary

Deuteronomy 32 Commentary

Moses is to die on Mount Nebo, in Moab. The LORD allows Moses to see Canaan from afar. It was important for Moses to see what the end product of his life’s purpose was coming to. It is the saint’s prayer that the LORD allows one to see the fruit of his labor.

So the LORD summons Moses for a last ride up the mountain. There he would be gathered to his people – but not until an all-important album is released. It is a single. The nation is commanded to learn the song and sing it. Chapter 31 introduced it but now 32 starts it. The song is highlighted by the following declaration:

He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy 32 verse 4.

The song hinges on facts presented in this verse. It’s Perfection versus imperfection. It’s a call from Perfection to the imperfect to be perfect. He does no wrong. He is faithful. He is just. On the other side is imperfection amply represented by man.

The purpose of the song is to draw man back to the perfect God. It is set as a reminder.

From this purpose (above) we can draw the conclusion that music serves to reconnect man back to God. The opposite is equally true. Bad music can draw man away from God. Earlier in our study we found a praise song done by Miriam and the women. It was a song of praise.

There is more in this particular song. The basic truth however is that man has to connect back to the LORD of grace. We should not forget. Songs therefore remind us of who we are and importantly of who we should be.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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