Manna in the Morning, Famous Last Words

July 5, 2009

Manna in the morning

07-06-09

Deuteronomy 34:11, “Moses was unparalleled for all the signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do against the land of Egypt—to Pharaoh, to all his officials, and to all his land, and for all the mighty acts of power and terrifying deeds that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.”

            An overall theme for this week is ‘Famous last Words,’ the final words Scripture speaks about certain men as their earthly life ends and they are called home to their reward.  At the end of Moses’ life, although he had done great things, led the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt, through their wilderness wanderings, took the Ten Commandments from Almighty God and presented them to the Israelites and led them to the brink of entering the land God promised to their ancestor Abraham so long before. 

            For all he had done as God’s appointed leader for Israel,  known as the man God spoke with face to face, when Moses arrogantly sinned against God he was denied the opportunity to enter into Canaan although God allowed Moses to see the land from Mount Nebo before he died.  After Israel mourned Moses thirty days, they went into Canaan under the leadership of Joshua.  God will hold all men accountable, regardless of their longevity in God’s service or the great deeds they accomplished.  Moses was eighty years old when he led Israel out of Egypt, and one-hundred twenty when he died without losing any of his natural force or abilities.  Moses is a great example to all of us how God can and will use people regardless of their age. 

            Each one of us has no idea when our work on this earth will be complete and God will call us to heaven.  Each of us should have a commitment to do those things God has commanded us to do, trust Him in all things, work for Him with all our ability, and be content in the place God has placed us for this day.  Our Heavenly father, keep our minds fixed on you, be perceptive to your voice and trust you in all things.  This we pray in Jesus’ name.

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