Daily Reading: (Deuteronomy 32:1-4):
“Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! 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.”
How refreshing to the soul it is to know that God’s works are perfect, that He is a faithful God who is just, which means He is right and good in all He does toward mankind.
Moses says that he has no hope in the people and their ability to follow the Law (Deuteronomy 31:26-29) but he will praise our God the Rock, (a foreshadowing of Christ) because His works are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:1-4). This is the message of the Gospel. Your works were utterly corrupt, this is the value of the Law to sow us that our works fall short of the glory of God, but His works are perfect. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Law on our Behalf. Praise the name of Jesus. He’s my Rock, He’s my Fortress, He’s my Deliverer. In Him shall I trust (2 Samuel 22:2-3).
The exodus both begins and ends with a Song of Moses.
The Word of the Lord came down from heaven like rain, it is Jesus, the Word of God, that produces the results of growth (Deuteronomy 32:2).
I will proclaim the name of Yehovah – why does Moses chose this name because it means the name of the One True God. There are many gods that are worshipped in the world, the world needs to know the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the God of Moses.
He is the Rock. Tsuwr (sur) proper noun with reference to deity. Why would Moses refer to God as the Rock? And how does this point us to Jesus? Moses is at the end of his life and he may not enter into the Promised Land because he struck the rock twice instead of speaking to the rock as God had told him to.
But although he could not physically enter into the land- spiritually he could because of the Rock and His perfect work. While Moses fell short Jesus did not.
The Bible shows us two beautiful pictures of Christ as the Rock. In Exodus 17, God told Moses to strike the rock so that water would flow and quench the thirst of the Israelites. This striking represents the crucifixion of Christ and it also shows that Christ as the supplier of all of our needs. The water that flowed represented all we need in life, health, prosperity, better relationships. All we need flows from Jesus our Rock.
Then in Numbers 20, when God told Moses to speak to the Rock, he struck it. This symbolizes those who continue to crucify the exalted Christ with wrong beliefs and inaccurate confessions. Christ was struck once for all sin, God desires that we now speak to the exalted Rock for our needs to be met (Numbers 20:8). As a child of God there is no need to wonder if God wants to bless you. He has forever settled that at the cross. The Rock has been struck. The waters of God’s salvation blessings are flowing.