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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Faith of Moses

When we consider the life of Moses, we can see that God had a plan for him right from the beginning. The story unfolds as his parents hid him for 3 months, and then floated him down the river in a basket, there to be found by Pharoah's daughter, who decides to adopt him as her own son. The plan of God is revealed step by step from the beginning to the end of Moses' life. His first 40 years were spent in Pharoah's household, but at 40 years old, the true heart of Moses came out as he went to see his people and looked on their burdens. In 2 days Moses' life was changed forever, and he fled to Midian, where he lived for the next 40 years. When he arrived in Midian the 7 daughters of the priest of Midian came to draw water, but the shepherds came and drove them away. At that point Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. This simple gesture of standing up for these women and helping them, opened the door for the next 40 years of his life. Because he stood up for what was right, he stood out to the priest of Midian, who asked about him, and invited him to come eat at his house. Moses married Zipporah, a daughter of the priest, and Moses lived there 40 years. Because Moses stood up, he stood out, and stood in the place God had for him. It is always right to do the right thing, and doing the right thing does not go unnoticed. "Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right" Pro. 20:11. So if a child is known by his deeds, how much more an adult is known by his deeds. When we faithfully stand up for the things God has put in our heart, we will stand out from among the rest, and this will open doors into the place God has for us to serve. "And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart" Gal. 6:9. It was Moses' faith that determined his life's direction: what he refused, what he choose, what he valued, what he looked for, what he forsook, what he kept, and what he left behind. The faith of Moses serves as an encouragement and a pattern for us to follow in living by faith today.

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