The Song of Moses and of the Lamb
Tags: final redemption, israel and the nations, king, lamb, lion, redemption, song of moses, song of the lamb, vengeance
Thought for the Week:
If a gentile prophet had uttered this Song [of Moses, i.e. Deuteronomy 32], he would have earned the faith of all who heard it, for it has been fulfilled up to now without exception. Surely, therefore, we should look forward to the [final] fulfillment of the word of God through His prophet Moses. (Ramban)
Deuteronomy 32 contains ‘The Song of Moses,’ a fiery oracle predicting the LORD’s wrath on Israel and on the nations. On Israel because of her apostasy; on the nations because of their mistreatment of Israel. At times the reader is left uncertain of whether the song is speaking of Israel or of the nations that have harried her. Nevertheless, the image of God at war, toppling the false gods set up against Him, now chastising His people, now avenging them, spending His arrows, slaking them with blood, sharpening His sword, and satiating it with flesh are vivid poetic image…
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