Deuteronomy 32:3-4 (NLT)
3 I will proclaim the name of the Lord; how glorious is our God! 4 He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!
These words are written by Moses to the Israelites. He emphasizes the name of God and the glorious nature of His works. Moses wants to remind the people who the real God is for the people have testified they have exchanged Him for a false God. Keeping high and honorable thoughts of God is a way to remember He is the one true God; one who will not tolerate sin. God is a rock for He is immutable; an unchanging God that can always be relied upon. God’s works are perfect. He created man to be good and in justice and fairness God grants redemption and salvation. He makes perfect that which has become imperfect. God is upright and just allowing consequences but having mercy when mercy can be granted.
Faithful, just and upright those are qualities which should be sought after. King David spoke often of the faithfulness of God. He said it extended to all generations; it reached higher than the clouds; and it is enduring with unfailing love. Faithfulness keeps close those who are loved. Unfaithfulness breaks vows; fades away from duty; and rejects an allegiance of heart. Proverbs tells us the memories of the just are blessed. Those who are just bring forward abundant trust in the decisions they make. The just are regarded as wise and are often sought out for their wisdom. David said of God, “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.” The just will seek out truth in order to make the right decisions. A person who is upright has a strong moral integrity. They are able to hold their heads high knowing they have done no wrong. Solomon questioned why someone would leave the path of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness where men hide their ways. The integrity of the upright will guide them. Better is to hold onto integrity than to perverse one’s ways. Soloman said, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way (of God) is abomination to the wicked.” Seek to be faithful, just and upright and you will be blessed.