So impressed this morning in my Bible reading during “Coffee with the Lord” by the song of Moses… A great patriarch who had seen human suffering at its worst contrasted with the greatness and glory of God displayed at the pinnacle of human ability to endure it… Miracles, wonders, signs and the shekinah splendor of God’s glory… Human depravity and God’s holiness in stark contrast… The Children of Israel are about to enter the “Promised Land” and Moses had seen it all… the “good, the bad, and the ugly” and he encompassed it all in the Song of Moses…
Great writer’s… especially “inspired” Biblical writers… capture it all!
Great poets process and express human experience… the totality of it – the tragic and the transcendent… the depraved and the divine – the pathetic and the powerful – the gory and glorious! All of it! And that is even more true of the divinely inspired human writer of Scripture.
You really need to read the entire “Song of Moses” to get the full effect! Here is just a taste of its beauty from the opening words of “the Song of Moses”…
“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak,
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
May my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
Like gentle rain upon the tender grass,
And like showers upon the herb.
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
And ascribe greatness to our God!
The Rock, His work is perfect,
All His ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
Just and upright is He!”
(From Deuteronomy 32:1-43)