Moses was God’s man! He delivered the Law of God, first five books of the Bible (John 1:17), wrote a number of Psalms, led God’s people out of bondage and through their wanderings in the desert (Ex 3:10). Many over the years have brought to our attention that Moses’ life is divided into periods of forty years: the first forty years he is trained in Egypt with the world telling him of his own potential and greatness, the second forty years learning humility with a few sheep in the desert (Acts 7:22-29), the last forty years leading God’s wandering sheep out of bondage and through the desert toward the promise land on God’s terms (Ex 4:24ff), not his own (Acts 7:30-44; Deut 34:7). This last point was part of Lane’s devotional message for us on Wednesday night; we thank you, Lane, for reminding us!
We all need to be reminded regularly that even though we belong to God, as a man or woman of God in Christ, salvation is and always will be on God’s terms!
- Salvation is found in Christ Jesus alone, not in anyone else, especially ourselves (Acts 4:12).
- We may listen to the world and try to rescue/deliver/save ourselves or others, like Moses did (Acts 7:25), but the reality is we cannot (Gal 2:21; 3:3).
- So, like Moses (Ex 4:24; Num 12:3), we need to remember that being a man/woman of God means that we must humble ourselves before the Lord in submission to His commands for our life (James 4:10; 1 Pet 5:5,6).
- We all have obedience that we need to surrender to Him who loves us and commands us in Christ Jesus (1 John 5:3-4).
- God grant us the humility to love you more than we love ourselves, in Jesus we pray, Amen!