Moses' Farewell Song [Deuteronomy 32]
"Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. 2
"Let my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
As the droplets on the fresh grass
And as the showers on the herb. 3
"For I proclaim the name of the LORD;
Ascribe greatness to our God! 4
"The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He.
On my early morning walk I was thinking about this last song that Moses sang for the people. On the same day after he sang it God told him, "Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession. Then die on the mountain where you ascend, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people..."
(verses 49-50). So essentially, this was Moses' final exhortation to the people that he had been leading for over 40 years. I am thankful that God gave him time to say and sing his last words.
It is a long song but I love how it starts out. He asked that the things that God spoke through him would sink into the hearers as rain waters the earth. Why? "For I proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God!"
May the truth about our God water our hearts today as we proclaim with Moses, "The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He."