A Short Study of Deuteronomy 29:5
“I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.”
This miracle wrought by God for the children of Israel as they journeyed through the wilderness represents a far greater miracle of grace.
The Forty Years
The forty years in the wilderness represents the believer’s life in this world.
Their Ageless Clothes
Their ageless clothes represents the righteousness of Christ, by and in which we are adorned before God as He leads us to our predestined abode.
Thy Shoe is not Waxen Old
The shoes upin their feet represents His sustaining grace, as we walk by faith through this world of adversity.
Every day for forty years, as they grew and persevered, their clothes and shoes remained new and suited them. He has lovingly clothed His children with an everlasting righteousness.
“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.”
He has shod our feet “with the preperation of the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:15)
“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Our LORD in love, mercy and grace has provided for His people all that we will ever need for time and eternity in His blessed Son. We are kept by the power of God through faith in Christ Jesus as we journey through this valley of the shadow of death. We are clothed with the righteousness of Christ to one day stand in His glorious presence. My friends, nothing grows old in Christ. He is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
That which is in Christ remains the same, yet is always new!
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
This verse speaks specifically of Christ and His redemptive work in its infinite purpose and perfection. The salvation of the LORD is as old as God Himself, yet will remain new and enjoyed by the elect for all eternity.