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September 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm #57
What do you know about Moses in the Bible?September 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm #59LateephaParticipant
Moses was the prophet God sent to deliver the people of Israel from captivity in Egypt.
Moses, though an Israelite was raised in the Egyptian palace after being dumped at the river bank by his parent and picked up by pharaoh’s daughter who raised him as her own son.
He grew up to witness the injustice being faced by the Israelites in this foreign land and committed murder against the Egyptian side in an attempt to defend some Israelites. This caused him to flee Egypt in fear of his life.
He was later called upon by God to be a prophet and messenger that will convey his messages and deliver his people from captivity.
“Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth”
Arguably Israel’s greatest prophet, Moses left behind one of the strongest legacies in the Bible. As God’s anointed leader, he led the people from Egypt to the Promised Land, appointed priests and judges, created a place of worship, delivered God’s law, wrote the first five books of the Bible, and frequently interceded on behalf of the people. With this exceptional résumé, it’s easy to envy a character like Moses.
Who wouldn’t want to accomplish so much?
For Moses, though, the road to each accomplishment included a great many difficult and rocky places as it twisted and turned. After becoming a fugitive from Pharaoh’s court, Moses scratched out a living in the desert of Midian as a shepherd for forty years (Exodus 3).
Once commissioned by God, Moses then risked his life by bringing bad news and judgment to Pharaoh (Exodus 4–12). And though God gave him the task of confronting Pharaoh, Moses lacked natural speaking ability and needed to rely on his brother, Aaron, to be his mouthpiece (see Exodus 4:10).
Securing the freedom of the Hebrew people led to more difficulty for Moses. Instead of being heralded as a hero, he became the object of the Israelites’ complaints and rebellion (see examples in Exodus 15–17; Numbers 14, 16).
In spite of all his illustrious achievements as God’s appointed leader, Moses was not perfect. As a consequence for Moses’ disobedience (Numbers 20), God did not allow him to cross into the land. Instead, God graciously allowed Moses to view the Promised Land that God had reserved for His people (Deuteronomy 34).
Moses’ life illustrated that the price of leadership is often loneliness.
During the difficult times of leading the people through the wilderness, Moses faced opposition from those who should have been his closest allies. Leadership is difficult and lonely work. What leaders need to experience your support?January 7, 2023 at 1:07 pm #1278
Moses is a central figure in the Hebrew Bible and the Qur’an, revered as a prophet and a leader by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Exodus, in which he led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land.
Moses is first introduced in the Bible as the son of Amram and Jochebed, members of the tribe of Levi. According to the story, Moses was born during a time when the Pharaoh of Egypt had ordered that all male Hebrew babies be killed. Jochebed, determined to save her son, placed him in a basket and set him adrift on the Nile River. The basket was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, who took pity on the baby and raised him as her own.
As an adult, Moses fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave. He settled in the land of Midian, where he married Zipporah and had two sons. While tending his father-in-law’s flock, Moses had a divine encounter at the burning bush, in which God spoke to him and commissioned him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Moses returned to Egypt and, with the help of his brother Aaron, confronted Pharaoh and demanded that he release the Israelites. Pharaoh refused, and God sent a series of plagues upon the land in an effort to persuade him. Finally, Pharaoh relented, and Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and into the wilderness.
Moses’ role as leader and prophet did not end with the Exodus. He was also responsible for receiving the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai, and he played a key role in the establishment of the Israelites as a nation.
Despite his many accomplishments, Moses was not perfect. He had a quick temper and was known to lash out at those around him, including his brother Aaron and the Israelites themselves. Nevertheless, he is remembered as a powerful figure who played a crucial role in the history of the ancient Israelites and in the development of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamJanuary 7, 2023 at 1:19 pm #1279
The birth of Moses
The story of the birth of Moses is told in the Bible in the book of Exodus. According to the story, Moses was born at a time when the Pharaoh of Egypt had ordered that all Hebrew male babies be killed. Moses’ mother, Jochebed, was unable to bear the thought of her son being killed, so she hid him in a basket and placed him among the reeds along the Nile river.
The basket was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, who was bathing in the river. She took pity on the baby and decided to keep him as her own, naming him Moses. Moses was raised in the palace and became educated in all the ways of the Egyptians.
As an adult, Moses became aware of his Hebrew heritage and decided to leave the palace and return to his people. He eventually became their leader and, with the help of God, led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and into the promised land.
The death of Moses
The story of the death of Moses is told in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy. According to the story, Moses was 120 years old when he died. God told him that he would not be allowed to enter the promised land because of his disobedience at the waters of Meribah.
Instead, God told Moses to go up to a mountain in the land of Moab and view the land that he had been promised. Moses went up to the mountain and God showed him the land of Canaan. After seeing the land, Moses died on the mountain at the age of 120. It is said that his face shone with the glory of God and that no one knows where he was buriedJanuary 7, 2023 at 1:21 pm #1280
Bible verses about Moses
Here are some quotes from the Bible about Moses:
“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people” (Exodus 32:9)
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not” (Exodus 20:20)
“And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount” (Exodus 24:15)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name” (Exodus 33:17)
“And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds” (Acts 7:22)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tablets of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them” (Exodus 24:12)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves” (Exodus 32:7)
“And when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian” (Exodus 2:15)
“And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated” (Deuteronomy 34:7)
“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend” (Exodus 33:11)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me” (Exodus 9:1)
“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt” (Exodus 13:17)
“And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place” (Exodus 13:3)
“And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin” (Exodus 32:30)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet” (Exodus 7:1)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them” (Exodus 24:12)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tablets of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them” (Exodus 34:4)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tablets of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tablets the words that were in the first tablets, which thou brakest” (Exodus 34:1)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no” (Exodus 16:4)
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