Deuteronomy 33 : 1-5 Deut 33
3. Man of God designation—
Man of God was a common designation of a prophet (1Sam 2:27; 1Sam 9:6), and it is here applied to Moses, when, like Jacob, he was about to deliver ministerially before his death, a prophetic benediction to Israel. A Commentary: Critical, Experimental, and Practical on the Old and New Testaments.
Anyone who is a man or woman after God’s own heart regardless of their station or calling in life, qualifies under the new covenant, in my view. Every believer has direct access to God and His indwelling presence. But not every believer has a willingness to “seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right)” Matthew 6:33 AMP
4. a. Deut 33 : 1-5 Moses’ portrayal of God—
- God came from Mount Sinai.
- He beamed upon us from Mount Seir.
- God flashed forth from Mount Paran.
- He came from among ten thousands of holy ones, a flaming fire, a law, at His right hand.
- God loves His people.
- All His holy ones are in His hands and they assemble at His feet.
- They follow in His steps and accept His teaching.
- The Lord’s instruction is the special possession of the people of Israel.
- The Lord became the king of Israel when the leaders of Israel gathered with the tribes of Israel.
b. Begin a prayer with family by reminding them of God’s attributes.
- Name specific attributes—
- Faithful—promised to never leave us or forsake us
- Loving Father
- Full of grace and mercy
- Patient and kind
- Worthy of praise and honor
- Redeemer, Healer, Provider, and Deliverer
- Source of wisdom, strength, and joy
- Thank God for the miracles, healing, and other answers to prayer we’ve seen as a family. Be specific.
- Thank God for our legacy of Christian parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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