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Bible Commentaries
Deuteronomy 32

Bell's Commentary on the BibleBell's Commentary

Verses 44-52

  1. Intro:
    1. Analogy of white sheet of paper, w/1 small black dot. What do you see? What else?
      1. You have completely overlooked the most important thing of all - the sheet of paper.
      2. In life we are often distracted by small, dot-like disappointments or painful experiences, and we are prone to forget the innumerable blessings we receive from the hand of the Lord.
      3. But like the sheet of paper, the good things are far more important than the adversities that monopolize our attention.
        1. Someone gave some real good practical advice. It’s deep. It’s pithy.“As you travel down life’s pathway, may this ever be your goal, Keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole.”
      4. Yes, rather than concentrating on the trials of life, we should fix our attention upon is blessings. Let us say with the psalmist, “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation.” Psalm 68:19 - R.W.D. Benefits?
        1. An acceptance that can never be questioned. An inheritance that can never be lost. A deliverance that can never be excelled. A grace that can never be limited. A hope that can never be disappointed. A bounty that can never be withdrawn.A joy that need never be diminished. A nearness to God that can never be reversed. A peace that can never be disturbed. A righteousness that can never be tarnished. A salvation that can never be canceled. F. E. Marsh
    2. Title: Swan Song
      1. ​​​​​​​The Swan song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. An ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song in the moment just before death, having been silent (or not so musical) during most of their lifetime.
  2. THE SONG OF THE DYING SWAN (32:44-47)
    1. ​​​​​​​Ch.32 has been called, “the Song of the Dying Swan”.
    2. Set your hearts on all the words...it is your life.
  3. GO UP...AND DIE (48-52)
    1. ​​​​​​​The same happened to his brother (Aaron) earlier in Numb.20:12,28.
      1. Near Petra, Jordan.
    2. (51) How important to Hallow His name. Hallowed be thine name.

Verses 44-52

  1. Intro:
    1. Analogy of white sheet of paper, w/1 small black dot. What do you see? What else?
      1. You have completely overlooked the most important thing of all - the sheet of paper.
      2. In life we are often distracted by small, dot-like disappointments or painful experiences, and we are prone to forget the innumerable blessings we receive from the hand of the Lord.
      3. But like the sheet of paper, the good things are far more important than the adversities that monopolize our attention.
        1. Someone gave some real good practical advice. It’s deep. It’s pithy.“As you travel down life’s pathway, may this ever be your goal, Keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole.”
      4. Yes, rather than concentrating on the trials of life, we should fix our attention upon is blessings. Let us say with the psalmist, “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation.” Psalm 68:19 - R.W.D. Benefits?
        1. An acceptance that can never be questioned. An inheritance that can never be lost. A deliverance that can never be excelled. A grace that can never be limited. A hope that can never be disappointed. A bounty that can never be withdrawn.A joy that need never be diminished. A nearness to God that can never be reversed. A peace that can never be disturbed. A righteousness that can never be tarnished. A salvation that can never be canceled. F. E. Marsh
    2. Title: Swan Song
      1. ​​​​​​​The Swan song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. An ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song in the moment just before death, having been silent (or not so musical) during most of their lifetime.
  2. THE SONG OF THE DYING SWAN (32:44-47)
    1. ​​​​​​​Ch.32 has been called, “the Song of the Dying Swan”.
    2. Set your hearts on all the words...it is your life.
  3. GO UP...AND DIE (48-52)
    1. ​​​​​​​The same happened to his brother (Aaron) earlier in Numb.20:12,28.
      1. Near Petra, Jordan.
    2. (51) How important to Hallow His name. Hallowed be thine name.
Bibliographical Information
Bell, Brian. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32". "Bell's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/cbb/deuteronomy-32.html. 2017.
 
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