Deuteronomy 32:32-35 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poisonous; their clusters are bitter.
Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is serpents’ venom, the deadly poison of cobras.
Deuteronomy 32:34 “Is it not stored up with me, sealed up in my vaults?
Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay. In time their foot will slip, for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.”
Moses had just compared the gods of the nations to Israel’s God by saying that the nations had rocks which could not protect them. Now he compares grapes. He warns the Israelites that the wine produced by those nations is deadly. Don’t trust in them, because disaster is near. Their doom is coming quickly.
Oh, if this generation of Christians can only hear these words! We seem to listen to every bit of advice we can get from the world around us, as if it does not matter where your education comes from. Moses was not comparing grapes. He was comparing world-views.
Lord, give us the discernment and wisdom to stop listening to the world for advice!