From human masters to the Real Master
"My teachings should come down to you as rain." - Deuteronomy 32:2
In this song Deuteronomy 32:1-43 Moses professes in summary the things which happened with the Israelites. In this commentary Moses compares his teaching as rain.
Rain helps things grow. But what grows? Only what is there from before. If you have healthy vegetables and fruits, rain will help them develop, but if there are poisonous mushrooms, rain will help them grow too. Similarly, human teachings of the Bible makes you grow, but what you will become depends on your existing character. A person with a good character will become a better person, but an arrogant one will become more arrogant. Such a person is likely to misuse the teachings to destroy others and himself further.
When an evil person learns of how to hide his corrupt self, he feels more justified in manipulating and his evil doings. On the other hand, a person with positive character traits will use the human teachings of the Word of God to help build himself and others. He will show his understanding with others and the more "like his master" he will become.
There is a way out of this, in Vs 4 Moses speaks of the Real Master - the Holy Spirit - the Spirit of Truth. When you are thought by Him there is no way you can go wrong with the Word of God. When the Spirit of God teaches, He will start from the root and build you upwards. First He will change your character and then build you. The Holy Spirit helped Jesus to be perfect. If you make Him your Master, He will also make you like Jesus.
Human teachings are good to bring you to the real Master (teacher of the Word of God and Builder of your life), but do not hang on to human masters, make the Holy Spirit as your Master.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, I thank You for giving us your Spirit, through Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit be my teacher, guide and master. Lead me like You led Jesus to be perfect. Build me inside out, that I may radiate like a true child of God. I ask this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
Deuteronomy 32: 1-4
1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
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