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Thursday, October 18, 2012

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This song is referred to as the National Song of Israel, a divine forecast of the whole history of the Jewish people.

This is the second of two songs authored by Moses; the two songs were forty years apart. Exodus 15 is a song of triumph after the crossing of the Red Sea. The current song was the song Moses sang just before his death to remind Israel that heaven already knew that there would be times of unfaithfulness.

How important is Deuteronomy 32? Both Isaiah and Micah refer to this chapter. The New Testament refers to this chapter 23 times.

There are three references made about the eagle. When a mother eagle builds her nest she starts with thorns, broken branches, sharp rocks, and a number of other items that seem entirely unsuitable for a nest. But then she lines the nest with a thick padding of wool, feathers, and fur from animals she has killed, making it soft and comfortable for the eggs.

By the time the growing birds reach flying age, the comfort of the nest and the luxury of free meals make them quite reluctant to leave. That's when the mother eagle begins "stirring up the nest" (v.11). The soft bedding gets plucked up, the nest becomes more uncomfortable for the young eagles. Only then are they motivated to fly.

“Dear God “stir up” my comfort zone so I may learn how to fly trusting in You.”

John Ash
Chinese Union Mission
Hong Kong