The Song of Moses highlights the characteristics of God and reminds the people of the consequences for their future disobedience but it ends on a note of hope once their punishment is over. “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants; He will provide atonement for His land and His people.”
We also read Psalm 90, the oldest Psalm, where Moses says “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Moses knows that wisdom comes from the Lord and without that wisdom we will waste away our lives. King David will say something similar in Psalm 39:4-5 “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered–how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”
Moses finishes the prayer by saying “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us”. Paul will say later in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Moses, David and Paul all know the importance of living intentional lives devoted to the Lord. Our days are numbered and we are to be wise with how we use our time to share Christ with this lost world! (2 Corinthians 2:14-15) Tomorrow Moses dies 😢, we exit Exodus Era 🎉 and jump into the Conquest Era ⚔️. Keep reading!