Songs in the Wilderness

You have to love Moses. No one knew the wilderness like he did. He served two tours of duty there—40 years tending sheep with his father-in-law and 40 more tending God's people on their way to Canaan. No wonder God allowed his to see the promised land before he died.

You remember how he pleaded with the Lord to allow him to enter Canaan until God finally told him, That is enough. Do not speak to Me anymore about this matter. So, Moses didn't. But what did he do? He didn't pout, become sullen or throw a pity-party. He went out with a song!

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.

Don't you love that?

How do you follow something like that? Well, the last recorded words of Moses are of him blessing each of the twelve tribes of Israel. He went out with a song or praise for God and words of blessing for Israel. We could use another Moses or two, don't you think?

In a desert land He found him,

in a barren and howling waste.

He shielded him and cared for him;

He guarded him as the apple of His eye,

like an eagle that stirs up its nest

and hovers over its young,

that spreads its wings to catch them

and carries them aloft.

The Lord alone led him;

no foreign god was with them. Deuteronomy 30:10-12)

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