Seize the Moment – Day 659


God is the Rock!

Deuteronomy 32


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, January 5, 2022.


What is the most important part of a house? The foundation! If you don’t lay a strong foundation, then, no matter what else you do, it is still unstable and insecure. The same is true for our lives.


Before his death, Moses wrote two songs: the Song of Moses (chapter 32) and the Blessings of Moses (chapter 33). In psalm-like fashion, these songs serve as memorials to the future generations of Israel. You hear Moses’ purpose in writing them in Deuteronomy 32:2,
“Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as the droplets on the fresh grass and as the showers on the herb.”
He wants these songs to serve as a refreshment and a reminder to the future generations so that they may prosper as a people.


In the Song of Moses, God is called, for the first time, “the Rock!” Listen to verses 3-4,
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.”
Moses described God as “the Rock” so that the future generations would build their lives and society on His unchanging nature and the stability of His righteous leadership.


Any nation that is not built on God will collapse under the weight of its people’s instabilities and insecurities. Do not forsake God because in doing so you weaken the foundation of your life and your society. Moses explicitly stated this in verses 15-18:


But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked — You are grown fat, thick, and sleek — Then he forsook God who made him, and scorned the Rock of his salvation. They made Him jealous with strange gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons who were not God, to gods whom they have not known, new gods who came lately, whom your fathers did not dread. You neglected the Rock who begot you, and forgot the God who gave you birth.


Seize the moment and build your life upon the Rock. Jesus is the only sure foundation for your life (Matthew 7:24-27)!

God bless you!
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