Deuteronomy 32:1-14

The Song of Moses

32 “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
“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.
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!
“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are [a]just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He.
[b]They have acted corruptly toward Him,
They are not His children, because of their defect;
But are a perverse and crooked generation.
“Do you thus repay the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is not He your Father who has bought you?
He has made you and established you.
“Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of all generations.
Ask your father, and he will inform you,
Your elders, and they will tell you.
“When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,
When He separated the sons of [c]man,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the sons of Israel.
“For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
10 “He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
11 “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
12 “The Lord alone guided him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
13 “He made him ride on the high places of the earth,
And he ate the produce of the field;
And He made him suck honey from the rock,
And oil from the flinty rock,
14 Curds of cows, and milk of the flock,
With fat of lambs,
And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats,
With the finest of the wheat—
And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.

This is (the beginning of) the song that the previous chapter referenced. It starts with a reminder of who the Israelites are/were, and how God had blessed them.

I’ve been reading a lot the last couple weeks about the reality that is our very existence. And that is, everything we have, everything around us, is a gift from God. It was all created by Him, or from materials He himself provided.

Nothing exists that was not made by Him, and nothing can exist except that which was made by Him. Thus, our very bodies are a gift from God, and everything we have, everything we are, is a gift.

Even when we don’t feel blessed, we have still been given everything that we do have. And until that is enough, and we are grateful for it, I think it is difficult for God to give us more. When we are always clamoring for more, our hearts are in the wrong place. Not that there is a magic formula to get God to pour out blessings. He knows what we need, and He knows what is best for us, and that is what He will give us. But when we are like the faithful servant, showing that we can handle what we have been given, only then can He give us more. And maybe we already have everything we can handle, only God knows. Trust God and his provision, and be content with the gifts He has given. That is enough.

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