2 “The Lord came from Mount Sinai
and dawned upon us from Mount Seir;
he shone forth from Mount Paran
and came from Meribah-kadesh
with flaming fire at his right hand.
3 Indeed, he loves his people; all his holy ones are in his hands.
They follow in his steps and accept his teaching.. — Deut. 33:2, 3 NLT
This is beginning of the last blessing that Moses gave to the children of Israel. It was a reminder to the people of how God had chosen them and brought them through the desert to the Promised Land. Because of His great love for the people, God remained faithful to His promise even though the people were often disobedient and ungrateful. It was also an admonition to continue to follow in the steps of their God and accept His teachings. Moses blesses the tribes of Israel, then leaves them. As God instructed, Moses climbs Mount Nebo up to Pisgah Peak where God allows him to view all of the Promised Land. There, at 120 years of age, Moses passed away. God came to the children of Israel from Mount Sinai, a mountain that was covered with smoke and fire, touching the mount brought death.
God comes to us from Mount Zion, “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem”. (Hebrews 12:18-24) Touching Mount Zion brings life and joy to those who love the Lord, to those who accept His teachings and follow in the steps of Jesus. Today, spend some time in the presence of Jesus, just loving Him and marinating in His love. If you do, you will touch Mount Zion and receive true life and an abundance of joy.