His Eyes was not Dim.

And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Deuteronomy 34:7 KJV

In the hurry to start Joshua, we skipped a few important verses. We had been for so long in Deuteronomy. Well, a great reader brought this to our attention. Today, we pause to finish Deuteronomy well. It is perhaps Gill’s commentary that made the strongest impression on us. It divides the age of Moses into segments: ” Which age of his may be divided into three equal periods, forty years in Pharaoh’s court, forty years in Midian, and forty in the care and government of Israel ”. At the time most of his mates died at about seventy, Moses already enjoyed longevity of life. We remember our comments that the angels who waited to escort him home probably wondered…is he intending to be around for ever? Long life is part of the inheritance of the saints. Two phrases make the whole verse: his eyes were not dim, the other, his natural force did not abate. Gill is very poetic about this that its worth quoting in full. ” …nor his natural force abated; neither the rigour of his mind nor the strength of his body; his intellectuals were not decayed, his memory and judgment; nor was his body feeble, and his countenance aged; his “moisture” was not “fled” (m), as it may be rendered, his radical moisture; he did not look withered and wrinkled, but plump and sleek, as if he was a young man in the prime of his days ”. What a testimony! If we had space we would have explored these secrets for long life. Here are a few New Testament provisions for this long life: 1 Peter 3:10, Eph.6:1-4, 3John 2:1. You don’t have to go before your time. Long life is your heritage.

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