“…Their foot shall slide in due time…” (Deuteronomy 32:35)
IN THIS VERSE IS THREATENED THE VENGEANCE OF GOD ON THE WICKED UNBELIEVING ISRAELITES, WHO WERE GOD’S VISIBLE PEOPLE, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all God’s wonderful works towards them, remained (as verse 28.) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text.
The expression I have chosen for my text, Their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following doings, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed.
1). That they were always exposed to destruction; as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall. This is implied in the manner of their destruction coming upon them, being represented by their foot sliding. The same is expressed, Psalm 73:18.
“Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction.”