MOSES, A MAN WHO KNEW GOD

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Ex 33:7+…34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face

    Was Moses a special friend of God because of a sin-free life?  No, in fact he was a murderer (Ex. 2:12).  Was it that he was a great intellectual and strategic leader?  No, he had lead no one before his first special call from God (Ex. 3:4).  Was it that he was a great orator?  No, he was “slow of speech;” he had to have his brother go with him to speak for him (Ex. 4:10).  Was he a go-getter, highly motivated, egotistic politician?  No, he wanted God to send someone else (Ex. 4:13).  Then what was he that God called him for such a high calling?  He was born into a courageous family who trained him in the ways of God.  He had opportunity to flourish among the rich and famous but chose rather to suffer with God’s people (Heb. 11:25).  He became a wanderer and vagabond who was kind-hearted to the people in a foreign land, Midian (Ex. 2:19), where he dwelt for forty years.  When God needed an educated man who knew the culture of the Egyptians, who was hardened to the rigors of wilderness living, who was trained and knowledgeable about the God of the Israelites, and who had a heart for the hurting, he called Moses.  Notice that Moses must have been spending some time with God while he was in Midian.  At least, when God called from the burning bush, Moses recognized His voice, and he trusted enough to obediently remove his shoes and “turn aside” to the bush (Ex. 3:2-6).  He also had a reverent fear of God (Ex. 3:7).

     In the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers the phrase “and the Lord spake unto Moses” occur 73 times in addition to other times when the Lord spoke to both Moses and Aaron.  This indicates a lot of interaction between God and Moses.  Moses must have had time with God high in his priorities!


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to MOSES, A MAN WHO KNEW GOD

  1. Adelheid says:

    Moses readily recognizing God’s voice in the burning bush truly means he knows Him so well.

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    There are so many stories in the Bible of God choosing ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary acts. When it’s done to glorify God, they indeed are heroes of faith.

  3. capost2k says:

    WoW! Your grandkids won’t have to find your degree to figure out you ARE smart!
    It’s all God’s choice, and all His glory! Thanx for a great day-brightener.
    (Btw, someone pointed out to me that Moses was 80 when God called him from the burning bush! Keep on keepin’ on!)
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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