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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

Deuteronomy 34

Verses 1-12

THE GREAT LEADER’S EXODUS

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

What inimitable beauty in this closing scene! The majestic withdrawal of the illustrious Lawgiver in view of the assembled nation! The panorama that greeted his undimmed gaze! The Lord’s showing of it to him! The kiss, according to the ancient tradition, in which his spirit passed rapturously to its reward! The burial of his body with proper honor, Judges 1:9! Well might the people weep!

There is dispensational truth here also. Moses represented God’s Law, which never shows signs of age; but it cannot lead the soul into the rest of God, nor give victory over our spiritual foes. For the world and each soul Moses must give place to Joshua-that is, Jesus.

Be ours that face to face fellowship, that doing of His will, those divine credentials of the mighty hand, of deeds wrought in God! Psalms 90:16-17.

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 34". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/deuteronomy-34.html. 1914.