May 28, 2019: Day 31 – Deuteronomy 31

Mortality has reared its ugly head for Moses  and it is time for him to plan for the future of the nation of Israel.  So many of these verses reflect what we will read in Joshua 1, this encouragement from God to Joshua that he is able to do all which God has placed before him.  Understandably there is a lot of trepidation in being the person who takes over for Moses.  Moses is a bigger than life person who has the ability to control the people of Israel.  He tells them, I know what is going to happen when I die, you are going to disobey the commandments of the Lord.  You can protest all that you want, but when I die you will fall back into your bad habits just like you have in the past. That doesn't give Joshua a whole lot of hope, but he is encouraging otherwise.  I'm looking forward to reading the next chapter which contains a song that Moses wrote.  Did you know that Moses was a songwriter?  It is obvious that Moses comes from a musical family.   Remember what his sister Miriam did after they sea crashed upon the Egyptians?  Look at Exodus 15:21 and you see the song and the dancing which took place.  But before that, and I had forgotten this, Moses had written another song.  Look at Exodus 15 and you see the song that Moses sang with the Israelites.   Isn't it great the details we find in Scripture when we read it?
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