Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Numbers 12:3, “Now the man Moses, was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.
The patience of Moses was tried in his own family, as well as by the people of Israel. The reason was that he had married a foreign wife; but probably their pride was hurt, and their envy stirred up, by his superior authority. Opposition from our own close relations, and from religious friends, is most painful. At such times, it will be well if in such circumstances we can preserve the gentleness and meekness of Moses. Moses was thus fitted to the work he was called to. God not only cleared Moses, but praised him. Moses had the spirit of prophecy in a way which set him far above all other prophets; yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he; and our Lord Jesus infinitely excels him, God expected Miriam and Aaron to consider whom it was that they had insulted. We have reason to be afraid of saying or doing anything against the servants of God. The removal of God’s presence is the surest and saddest token of God’s displeasure. God never departs, till by sin and our own folly we drive him away from us.
In Egypt he was raised as the heir, to the throne of Egypt. The Israelites who entered Egypt during the days of Joseph, suffered enormously in the hands of the Egyptian task masters, after the death of Joseph. Though Moses grew in the house of Pharaoh, when he became of age, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Rather he preferred to suffer affliction, with the people of God. He refused to enjoy the passing pleasures of this world. God had chosen him for a great purpose. That was to deliver the people of Israel from Egypt, after 430 years of affliction. The parents of Moses were Amram and Jochebed. They were from the tribe of Levi called the Hebrews. So Moses knew that his people were suffering in the hands of the Egyptians. While he was shepherding his uncle Jethro’s sheep by the mountains God called him from the burning bush and commanded that he had to go back to Egypt and stand before Pharaoh and plead for the deliverance of his people. Though very reluctant in the beginning, he obliged to be the leader of the people of Israel and with the help of his brother Aaron he did all that the Lord had commanded him to do and delivered the people from Egypt and led them to the land of Canaan, the Promised Land, flowing with milk and honey.
Are you meek like Moses and obedient to God. Will you be willing to do the task of God, rather than engage yourself in activities that will gain a lot of money to live a worldly life. Because Moses was humble and meek before God he was exalted by God as a renown leader of the Israelites. God himself carried him away in his last days. If you will obey the voice of God He will lead you in the land of the living in spite of all the hurdles and trials and hardships you might have to face in your life. God will guide you, He will perform many miracles for your sake and bring deliverance to you and your children in case you are caught up in any kind of bondage. May be financial crisis, family problems that may rise up, as it rose in the family of Moses. God will grant you His perfect peace, and prosper you in all the work of your hands and you shall be successful . God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for teaching us to be zealous like Moses. Help us to overcome temptation and lead a life pleasing to you. Bless the works of our hands and prosper us.