CHARACTER STUDY: MOSES 25

KEY SCRIPTURE:

Exodus 9:18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.”

Moses announces the next plague or punishment that the Lord would visit on the Egyptians. This time he declares. ….” Behold tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now”. Hail is stones that come down from the heavens like rain. All animal life or human can’t stand a hail storm. The Bible describes it as a land that has not befallen Egypt in all of its generations.

In verse 19 Moses reveals his nature as a considerate leader even towards a people who have been very hostile to them for a period over four hundred years. He advised them.” Send therefore now and gather thy cattle and all that thou hast in the field, for upon every man and beast shall be found in the field and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them and they shall die “. Moses knew how the Egyptians had terrorized the Jews for all these years, yet cared for them. Numbers 12:3 describe Moses as “now the man Moses was very meek above all the men which were on the face of the earth”.

Moses, before his encounter with God killed an Egyptian. This does not show meekness anyway. The process of going away from Egypt, taking care of Jethro’s sheep and having an encounter with God took away that violence from him and placed in him that meekness. Dear child of God, if you have been born again then a great transformation has taken place within you. The Lord admonishes us to love our enemies in Matt 5:44” But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them that despitefully use and persecute you “. How wonderful our homes would be if all children of God would adhere to this command from our master and Lord. Love your enemies. The person you feel does not like you, or do everything to humiliate you, or even hurt you, love him or her. How could it be possible? It is possible because of the Holy Spirit in you. He is the spirit of love.

Tell yourself I have the love of God in my heart by the presence of the Holy Spirit. I am born of love and can love all those I have to relate with.

 CONFESSION

I am a meek person. I am not violent; I do not demand my pound of flesh. I forgive all who offend me. Indeed, I am at peace with myself.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 12:19-20 ” Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirsts, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”

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