Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah: theunfetteredpreacher

Deuteronomy 33:7
And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.

Moses is giving one of his 4, (if memory serves), departure speeches. In this one he is Blessing the individual tribes.

The Lord is ready to bring him up the mountain, so he can see the Promised Land, and be buried where no man can find him.  

He was to See, to observe, to know, the Promised Land,  is there,  but not to enter.

A great man of God, the Auther of the first 5 books of our Christian Bible and also of the Jewish Torah.  The book of the Law.

Moses, loved God, knew God, walked in the ways of God, yet is not allowed to enter the Promised Land. 

Why not?  Sin.  

He was told to speak to the rock, to receive water for the people.  The first time he received water from this rock, he was told to strike it.

He struck it again, the second time, instead of speaking to it, as he was told.  This was the Sin, that kept him from entering the Promised Land.

He was now,  ready to die.  He had brought the people to the border, someone else was to bring them home. 

One hundred and twenty years old. His eyes had not dimmed, his strength not diminished. 

So he is Blessing the tribes.  You can read them all in Deuteronomy 33.  I would like to focus on the blessing of Judah.

Deuteronomy 33:7
And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.

The blessing of Judah can be looked at in three parts.  The first is for the Lord to  hear the voice of Praise, (Judah).  

The book tells us the Lord inhabits the Praise of His people. 

In 2 Chronicles 20: we learn the Power of Praise.  As Praise, (Judah), led the army into battle,  the found their  enimies destroyed before they arrived.

The only thing they had to do was to collect  plunder. 

Saints, learn how to Praise.  Scripture songs, are God’s songs, sing them back to Him, lift up God’s  word, remind Him of His promises. 

Learn to focus, meditate, pray, speak the Word of God.  He watches over His Word to preform it.

The second part of the blessing:  “bring him unto his people.”  We can easily over think this one.

My take on it is, Lord bring Praise unto whosoever will.  

Praise is available to all, Praise will shew forth God’s marvelous works.

The Lord is Worthy to be Praised, by Praise we can be saved from our enemies. Praise Glorifieth God.

This saints is the purpose of Praise, to lift up God to all, to remind Him to fight on our behalf.  

It looses the Power of God in our lives.

Let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.”  

The third part of the blessing.  Our hands to be ready, willing and able, to do the work, and for the Lord to be a help (a shield, a covering, a hedge of protection, a strong tower, a place of safty), from our enemies. 

Moses knew the Lord and God.  He encourages us to learn to Praise.  To find the path to the place of rest in the Lord.

Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Lord, please open our hearts and minds to Praise.   Amen

Do we want to experience all God has for us?  Or do we wait for “that day?”

Today is the day of Salvation….

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