God Worked Through Moses
When God speaks to people and calls them to do His will He may have more than one purpose. We have seen that God called Moses because His people in slavery cried for help. One reason for the call of Moses, then, was the deliverance of the people of Abraham. They needed a leader who would help them to follow God’s plans for their escape from the land of Pharaoh.
It is plain, however, that God had other reasons. He told Moses to go to Pharaoh and demand that His people be released to go and worship God. The king would harden his heart and refuse to let the people go.
Then Moses would use the signs God had given him. “The Egyptians will know that I am Lord when I stretch out my hand against the land of Pharaoh and bring my people out of it”’ God declared This is an illustration of the second reason for the call of Moses. God wants to make Himself known, not only to a few people, but to all people, everywhere.
A third and very special reason for the call of Moses was that God would deliver to him the written law. Then He would use him to put into writing all that God revealed about His character, His power, and His instructions for worship and for human action. This would be a revelation for the guidance of mankind:
We learn from this that God called Moses because He was concerned not only for His enslaved people of that time, but for all of us today. The revelation which came from God, through Moses, is the Torah which we now have. We have the exact words today because of God’s marvelous provision. The written word is to each of us like the voice of God speaking. It is our duty as well as our privilege to listen to God-to read His message and accept its truth for our own lives.
For You To Do
Choose each TRUE statement.
- The people of Abraham were slaves in a sinful land.
- The people could not save themselves, so God provided a plan for their deliverance.
- God called Moses to organize and lead the people.
- Through Moses God showed His power.
- The call of Moses was part of God’s plan to speak to man through the written word.