Today’s passage: Deuteronomy 33
- Knowing it was his time, Moses followed the tradition of the patriarchs of Israel and spoke blessing to them before he died.
- Jeshurun (verses 5 and 26) is a poetic name for Israel. It is used in the song from God in chapter 32 in an ironic way (32:15). Jeshurun means, “the upright one.” Israel would not always be upright…but Moses urged them to be in light of who their God was!
- Moses makes it clear, the true king of Israel is the Lord and the blessing of the people comes through their great King!
Questions to consider:
- What time does Moses seem to be speaking of in these blessings? What is his hope for Israel? What would continue to be after he was gone?
- Why does the “story” continue? Ultimately, whose narrative is this we are reading? How does understanding who the main character of the Bible is help us to read and understand it better?
- What aspects of verses 26-29 can all of God’s redeemed people claim and enjoy? Happy are we, a people saved by the Lord!