Gentle Rain on Tender Grass: Daily Readings from the PentateuchBy: Sharon James
When Moses came to bid farewell to the people of Israel, he summarized Gods message to them in a Song, opening with the words: May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass. (Deuteronomy 32:2-3). Grass needs regular rainfall, not just the occasional torrent. And so it is with us. Saying I dont have time to study the Bible each day is saying I dont want to listen to the voice of God. When we hear the Word preached it can be like a torrent, drenching our spiritual lives. But gentle rain on tender grass is continual, steady, non-dramatic and refreshing. It is a lovely picture of continual, steady, persevering study of the Word of God. There is no substitute for exposing ourselves daily to Gods own infallible, authoritative Word.