God as the Rock (Daily Portion 10327)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Deuteronomy 32:1-27

This chapter records the song of Moses that God gave to him as a teaching tool for the children of Israel. Do not look for stanzas of the hymn, for it has none. Instead, this song is built around the theme of God as the Rock who is superior to all other rocks.

WHAT DOES IT SAY?

  1. This passage speaks of a time them the most High divided to the nations their ______________ and when He separated the sons of __________.
  2. God led Israel in the wilderness as an __________ stirs up her nest and bears her young on her wing.
  3. The Lord so blessed Israel in the wilderness so as to make him suck ___________ out of the rock and _________ out of the flinty rock.
  4. God refers to Israel as a very forward _____________, children in whom is no _________.
  5. A fire is kindled in God’s anger and shall burn unto the lowest ________.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

  1. The theme of the song of Moses is that the God of Israel is the Rock who is superior to all other rocks. The word rock is used 9 times in the song in at least three different ways: see verses 4, 13, 15, 18, 30, 31, 37. Read the verses and tell the different ways in which the word is used in the song. Also, give characteristics of a rock that would apply to God as the Rock.
  2. Verse 14 refers to “the pure blood of the grape.” What is the connection between a grape and blood? What is meant by the pure blood of the grape? Read Genesis 49:11 and Matthew 26:26-29. What else do you see about this subject in these passages?
  3. “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God” (v.17). What does it mean that they sacrificed to devils? Compare Leviticus 17:7; Psalm 106:37-38; 1Corinthians 10:20; Revelation 9:20. What is the connection between devils and false gods?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?

  1. Moses states, “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.” What is doctrine? How does it work in our lives? What is Moses describing here?
  2. Verse 9 states, “For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.” The portion here refers to the portion of the inheritance given to someone. God’s portion is His people. That is, they are His inheritance (this compares well with Acts 15:14). What is your inheritance as a believer? According to this verse, what is God’s inheritance? What do you think that means? How should this effect your life as a Christian?

SUGGESTED MEMORY VERSES:

Deuteronomy 32:2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 13:19

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.