January 9, 2022

Moses was faithful - Bro. T. Stephen

My  dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book  of  Numbers 12:7, “ I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house. “

My Dear Brother and Sister, from the above context we understand that God tells about Moses,  that he was honest in all things. Moses was truthful in serving the Lord and also in handling his family. God met him at mount Sinai and called him separately to go to Egypt and deliver the people of God from the hands of the cruel Egyptian task masters who were misusing and exploiting and manipulating the people of Israel by extracting hard labour from them. When God appeared before Moses in a burning bush, he asked him to go back to Egypt from where he ran away many years ago, fearing that Pharaoh would punish him for killing an Egyptian. Moses, in order to escape Pharaoh’s death penalty, fled to Midian  a desert country in Judah,   where he married Zipporah  who was  the daughter of Jethro,    the priest and prince of Midian. She was the mother of Moses’ two sons: Eliezer and Gershom.

Moses did not marry  Zipporah of his own accord secretly,  but by the will of God. Since she was the daughter of a priest she would help Moses in the task of liberating the people of Israel. When God called Moses and commanded him to deliver the people of Israel, he sent Aaron  to speak for him  before Pharaoh, as he was stammering of speech. Miriam the sister of Moses was a prophetess. She also joined him in his hard journey. Moses did not go away shirking from his responsibility of caring for his wife and sons. He handed them to his uncle Jethro and requested him to take care of them until he returned from Egypt, after delivering the people of Israel. He tells him that he would be passing by Midian on his way to Canaan the promised  land, and while passing by, he would take his family along with him. Until then he asked his uncle to take care of his family. This shows that he was  a  responsible family man. I regret to say that many pastors and  preachers  who serve God, neglect their own families. Paul says, in his epistle to Timothy, “If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?”

On his mission Moses meets his brother  and sister. But his sister raised question as to how he got married to Zipporah who was a Medianite. Miriam did not like Moses, because he married Zipporah. Though Moses explained all about his marriage to her,  she caused commotion and questioned him if God will speak only through him and not with Miriam as she was a prophetess. God was displeased with her for complaining Moses  regarding his marriage and also for questioning God if he would only talk through Moses and not through her. God called all the three of them to the tabernacle and said unto them,”Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in  dark sayings; And he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid, To speak against My servant Moses?” For He is faithful in all My house.’’ Miriam skin turned leprosy as  a punishment for talking against Moses. Are you talking against the servants of God ? Be cautious never to speak ill of pastors and preachers. Consider  them  as  Ambassadors of God.  God Bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we   thank   You   for   this   blessed day. Dear Lord,  we  thank You for telling that Moses was faithful in all His house. He  was not only faithful in serving God but also in maintaining his family. He proved to be a faithful and sincere person. Help us also to be faithful  in all our ways. Never to speak ill of the elders,  pastors and preachers.

In  Jesus Name We Pray.


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