Deuteronomy 32:12-14 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 32:12 Yahveh alone led him, with no help from a foreign god.
Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the heights of the land and eat the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and oil from flinty rock,
Deuteronomy 32:14 curds from the herd and milk from the flock, with the fat of lambs, rams from Bashan, and goats, with the choicest grains of wheat; you drank wine from the finest grapes.
Moses continues his song, and he now traces the history of Israel from the open country to the promised land.
- It was the Lord alone who led Israel through the open country, with no help from any foreign god.
- It was the Lord alone who lifted Israel up on his wings, and made him ride on the heights of the land.
- It was the Lord alone who fed Israel with all the plentiful food and drink they found in the promised land.
Moses knows that the Israelites will soon be tempted to add other gods to their pantheon. But his song (which they are to memorize and keep singing for generations) will bring them back to this truth: Israel has a monotheon. They don’t have any other gods, because they don’t need any other gods.
Lord, thank you for being God enough.
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