Get you up into this mountain Abarim, to mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho…
I. A MESSAGE FOR CHRISTIAN WORKERS. Seed we have sown shall bear fruit when the hand that scattered it is at rest. Behind every Christian worker is God. Much of the work is hidden as yet, as Moses could not see the homesteads of the land, the divisions of the tribes, etc., but he could see the land. So can we by faith see in broad outlines the goal to which the Christian Church is travelling year by year. The evening of life shall be better than the morning.
II. A MESSAGE TO THE CHRISTIAN IN HIS PILGRIMAGE. The Jews could not think without regret of their life. Nor can we. What sublime mercy on God's part! Gratitude itself grows dumb in silent wonder. We can only say, "Forgive." But look forward now — what do you see? Many a failure, etc., yet the steady growth of the will of God in you — therefore the future shall be better than the past. Life ripening like harvest under the summer sun. "At evening tide it shall be light" — and lighter still when the veil of flesh is torn from the spirit.
III. A MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIANS. "The people sitting in darkness have seen a great light," — it is turned upon you that you may see the land before you.
Parallel VersesKJV: Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:
WEB: "Go up into this mountain of Abarim, to Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and see the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel for a possession;