In the song we see where the younger generation is to ask the older generation about all that God had brought them through.
Who can you share with, about all the things that God has brought you through?
This morning I used blb.org to look up the meaning of words the site makes reference to KJV. So, I’ve posted two translations of verse fifteen. You’ll see why as you read on.
“But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked;
You grew fat, you grew thick,
You are obese!
Then he forsook God who made him,
And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.” (NKJV)
“But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked:
thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick,
thou art covered with fatness;
then he forsook God which made him,
and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. “(KJV)
“Him, he lightly esteemed” has many different meanings, but again I read that box’s description: to be, or to become withered, faded, used of leaves and flowers falling off from being faded. This makes me think of a plant without water. Just like plants need water, we need the Living Water (Jesus).
I looked up a few other words as well, but I won’t bore you with all that. I rewrote this verse so, I can understand better what it is saying.
But Israel, the upright one, grew callous in her heart, and kicked at God:
Israel, your heart is callous, you are obese and you won’t listen;
you are covered with fatness from being completely satisfied, filled with food: you are a gluten.
Then you abandoned and left your God who made you;
you are fading, withering without the Rock who gave you water in the dessert, the Rock of your salvation.
After breaking that verse down, it is powerful what God was telling Israel. He was their source and when they get to this Promised Land they were going to forget Him. Still He took them in and met all their needs. God knows our heart and what will happen in our life. He is not bound by time like we are.