Moses has always been one of my favorite Old Testament prophets to read about. I think it is because he just seems so normal. I know, I know…he must be pretty extraordinary to have been included in Hebrews 11, but he still just reminds me of, well, me.
Granted, I don’t think I would physically kill someone, but I completely relate to the whole right-is-right, and wrong-is-wrong mentality. How easy is it to get mad and worked up when people are doing the complete opposite of what God says? Even to the point of “hating,” which Christ says is murder.
I think many Christians can also relate to Moses when he argues with God. Guilty as charged, right here! We become so focused on our inabilities, or potential for suffering, or embarrassment, or the cost to ourselves, that we forget our God is not really too concerned with our “concerns.” See, I realized as I was reading it this time, God was really only concerned with brining glory to His name. That was the main point. He said it over and over.
And then there is the response of Moses as the great “I Am” is working. The first time Pharaoh says he will let them go, Moses says, “Glory over me…” (I always hear this in a southern accent.) Too many times, I have thought, “Phew! The Lord solved that quickly and fairly painlessly.” Only to realize shortly after, nope, He was not done.
After that initial response from Pharaoh, Moses seems to realize God says what He means, and means what He says. Pharaoh’s heart was hard, God was going to show His strength, and nobody but God would be able to take any credit.
There are many more lessons I learn from God’s Word and Moses, and I am certain I could not explain most of them. It is just that each one makes me so thankful He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Since He worked in their heart and changed them, I can know He is working in mine and changing me.
Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a child of God. I was saved from sin and all its bondage at the age of 21. I am married to an incredible man. He constantly challenges me to grow closer to my Saviour. We have three beautiful children that love the Lord. Currently, our family is preparing to go to Thailand as missionaries.