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Learn from Moses
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Moses was a great man of God. The account of Moses given in the book of Exodus is one which deserves much study.

Moses was born and raised in the land of Egypt. He was a Hebrew. When he was born, he was supposed to have been killed per the order of the king of Egypt. The Israelites had increased in number to the point the Pharoah was afraid they would raise up with an enemy to fight against Egypt.

Moses’ parents hid him for three months and when they could no longer hide him they placed him in an ark of bulrushes where he was found by Pharaoh’s daughter when she went to bath. Moses’ sister who had watching over him volunteered to find a Hebrew nurse for him. Pharaoh’s daughter agreed to this and took him and raised him as her son. Though reared in Pharaoh’s house he never forgot he was a Hebrew.

When as an adult he saw one of his Hebrew brethren being beaten by an Egyptian, Moses killed the Egyptian. Because of this he had to flee the country, he traveled to the land of Midian. It was here he met the daughters of Reuel. He helped them as they were watering their father’s flock. Moses was invited to come and stay with Reul and later he was given Zipporah Reul’s daughter to be his wife.

While watching the flock of his father-in- law he came across a burning bush, only the bush was not consumed. God called to Moses from the bush and he responded, “Here am I”. God told him he was going to go back to Egypt and lead God’s people out of Egypt and to the promise land. This should have been a great thing for Moses, but instead he started making excuses as to why he could not take on the task God had given him. He asked God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh”? This is one of the lessons one can learn from studying Moses’ life.

This question “Who am I”? is often asked by those who fail to see how much God wants them to obey Him. Satan has gotten the best of a lot of people and blinded them to the love God has for them. They believe their sins are too great for God to forgive. Their hearts are filled with guilt but they think they are not important enough to receive forgiveness. So, they go through life never knowing the blessing of being freed from the bondage of sin. God loves each person, and His desire is that all be saved. One must understand that God loved them enough to give His Son to die for them (John 3:16).

The Apostle Paul’s life serves to disprove the idea that one cannot be saved. Paul said of himself he was the chief of sinners (1 Tim. 1:15). His history shows that he had been a persecutor of Christians; it was Paul who at the time was known as Saul, who watched as the young man Stephen was stoned to death for preaching God’s word, holding the coats of those who did the stoning. His desire to destroy those following Christ was well known, in fact the one who taught Paul the gospel was afraid to go to him when the Lord told him to go. The Lord had appeared to Saul as he was headed to Damascus to arrest Christians. He was told to go the city and it would be told him what to do. “Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name” (Acts 9:13, 14).

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