Like an eagle protecting its nest,
hovering over its young,
God spread out his wings, took hold of Israel,
carried him on his back.
At the end of Moses’ long speeches, we come to a song. We don’t have the melody, so you might take a few verses that touch you, and make a tune out of them.
Moses sings about God being like a rock. He recalls how unfaithful God’s people were in their desert wanderings. They looked to foreign gods as phony rocks that they thought could save them. How wrong they were!
To get a feel for this, imagine that you are sitting on a great rock that has not moved for hundreds of thousands of years. God is like that—never changing…always there…a place to rest. Make it a high rock so that no enemies can get to you. Enjoy this time of rest. You can always return to God as your rock. It takes just a moment of time to sense how good this feels.
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Your teaching falling like rain. v. 2
You are faithful and upright. v. 4
You cover me with Your wings. v. 11
You nourish us with honey. v. 13
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in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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