Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters
The life of Moses is amazing to me. He was raised a Prince of Egypt yet God had to take him to not just the wilderness but the backside of the wilderness to make him a Shepherd. To strip him of everything he ever had and knew so that he could use him.
Our God expects us and wants us to walk righteously and humbly before Him. If we are truly His children He will teach us and train us how to walk properly before Him. Sometimes that takes chastening but it's only because of His passionate jealous love for us. Moses understood this and then after all he went through he was content to live in the wilderness and be a shepherd but God had bigger and better plans for him. He would go back to Egypt to deliver God's people, his family. This was the last thing he wanted to do but in the end I think he could hear the cries of God's people in bondage and slavery.
Even in the backside of the wilderness there were times his thoughts and mind would go back and remember watching and hearing his kinsman being so mistreated. Because he had been raised in Pharaoh's household he really didn't know the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob so God peaked his curiosity with the burning Bush that was not consumed. He developed a relationship with God.There on the mountain he put his faith and trust in the one true God. He went back and he brought the people of God out of bondage.
Some times God also asks us to help those up out of their bondage's also. The drug addicts, the prostitutes the alcoholics the ones the world despises. All through the Gospels where do we find Yeshua? With the tax collectors delivering them showing love and kindness causing them to repent of their ways and becoming His disciples. The prostitutes Yeshua cast out the demon's and setting the captives free. Feeding the hungry twice with what ever He had there was always enough of everything. Most importantly there was and still is an abundance of love.
Back to Moses. Moses was held to a very high standard not just because he did great things for God. Rather because God did great things through him! Moses wanted to enter the promised land and if anyone deserved to enter, he did, in my opinion. But because he lost his temper and got angry with God's people and struck the rock under his own power God said you shall not enter in, Deuteronomy chapter 3. Even when Moses pleaded with the Lord God, He said no and allowed him to see the other side and told him to encourage and strengthen Joshua.
Moses accepted God's punishment, he knew God was just in all His Ways. He did not get angry or bitter, he realized he had overstepped his boundaries because God does not share His Glory with any man. And who was it that came to Yeshua's side at the Transfiguration to encourage Him none other than Moses and Elijah! Obedience is important to God so let us walk in love, righteously and humbly and with a holy fear before our God.
B'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach, Amen
In His Love, Theresa
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