The first, and most important observation, to be made on this Book of God, is what our Lord Himself declared concerning the writings of the author of it in general; that "Moses wrote of Him" (John 5:46).
And as the Redeemer did not say in what part of this man's inspired writings more particularly it is that mention is made of Him (perhaps with an intention to enforce a more diligent search through all), it should seem to be our wisdom to keep this direction in view, through every part, in going over the whole of the five Books of Moses; that we may not overlook a single passage in our search for Him, "of whom Moses and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth."
Reader! I charge you to place these four words of the Lord Jesus, as a motto for remembrance, at the head of every Book, and every Chapter;
Moses wrote of Christ.
And as from this unquestionable authority, whenever we open any of the writings of Moses, we may with safety say, whether it be discovered by us or not, Jesus is here – conscious also that from our own blindness, untaught of the Holy Ghost, we shall never find Him; how we ought to look up for light and direction from above, and say with David, "Lord open Thou mine eyes, that I may see the wondrous things of Thy law!"