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There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. (Deuteronomy 33:26)

When studying Deuteronomy 33, the main point of the chapter is God, not blessings from God. The chapter begins and ends with statements about Him.

In verses 2-5 and 26-29, Moses reminded the Israelites about God--

  • God's omnipresent. He was already where the Israelites went (vs. 2)
  • God's holy. (vs. 2, 29)
  • God's majestic and powerful (vs.2, 26-29)
  • God loves them and made them righteous. (vs. 3,26)
  • God's supreme. (vs. 4)
  • God's King of kings. He's King of "Jeshurun" (the upright one). (vs 5,26)
  • God's eternal, Protector, Commander, and Victor. (vs 27-29)
Moses blessed the tribes. God gave the blessings. Blessed comes from the Hebrew word meaning to kneel, praise, and bless. It requires kneeling before the blesser. In these nine verses, Moses reminded the people God is the One who blessed them in the past and who blesses them still. He was and is able to do this because He is eternal, holy, righteous, majestic, omnipresent, powerful, and loving. This is the main point of Deuteronomy 33; God is the Blesser and the blessing. The Israelites, just as we today, did not deserve to be blessed by God, but He loved them and loves us. We kneel before Him acknowledging for ourselves. Who He is. That is blessing--kneeling before and praising the Bless-er.

Moses reminded the Israelites and us of this. Will you acknowledge God?

Lord, please shed the light of Yourself on us so we can kneel before You today. Amen.


GAIL SURATT DAVIS

Follower of the Lord for 39.5 years. Missionary, Bible study writer and teacher, ESL teacher. Refugee ministry. I like being a wife and parent, reading, teaching, writing, studying, and singing. I love my family. Author of Miracle of Faith and Foundation of Faith: Bible Studies through Deuteronomy.
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