Yellow swallowtail Butterflies in New Hampshire, photo by Jonathan Boynton
The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32: 1-4, Message Translation)
Listen, Heavens, I have something to tell you.
Attention, Earth. I've got a mouthful of words.
My teaching, let it fall like a gentle rain,
my words arrive like morning dew,
Like a sprinkling rain on new grass,
like spring showers on the garden.
For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
and all His ways are fair and just,
A God you can depend upon, no exceptions,
a straight arrow God.
The note at the bottom on the page for these verses in my Spirit-Filled Life Bible: The Lord is described five times in the Song of Moses as the Rock, the essence of stability and reliability. This descriptive title stresses the permanent, unchanging nature of our covenant-keeping God.