Day 316 - Deut. 33

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Deuteronomy is always about the children of Israel "almost" in the land of promise. Today we read about the blessings the various tribes would receive in the land.
V. 7 But Judah, the royal tribe, comes next (though he wasn't the 2nd born) because into his tribe Christ was to be born. Christ is the Second Man. 1 Cor. 15:4747The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:47).
V. 8-11 Another favored son Levi. The priestly tribe.
V. 12 Benjamin next. Jerusalem, the city of the great King Christ was situated in the tribe of Benjamin.
V. 18-25 The rest of the tribes. Each has a blessing.
V. 26-29 Few words of the Old Testament rise up to the grandeur of these words, as Moses describes the wonders of God.