Scripture Note.

Deuteronomy 32:3.

There is an interesting connection between this scripture and Exodus 34:5-6. This will be at once understood when it is pointed out that the word "publish" in Deuteronomy is the same as "proclaim" in Exodus 33, 34. Moses, to whom the Lord spake face to face as a man speaketh unto his friend, had succeeded in his intercession with Jehovah on behalf of Israel; and, moved by His grace, he had cried, "I beseech Thee, show me thy glory." The reply was, "I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord." In chapter 34 "the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord." In Deuteronomy we find Moses himself proclaiming Jehovah's name. Made the vessel of the divine testimony for that day, he is enabled to publish it, and as purely as he received it. (Compare 2 Cor. 2:17; 2 Cor. 4:5-6.) The instruction surely is, that we cannot truly preach what we have not received from the Lord, and that we can only faithfully proclaim that which we have received by the power of the Holy Ghost. E. D.