Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8th: Deuteronomy 32-34, Acts 7:44-60 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Deuteronomy 32-34; Acts 7:44-60

Other than Elijah and Enoch (who never actually died), Moses' death would be the most extraordinary one recounted in the Bible, and his life one of the most extraordinary as well.  Moses dies in the presence of God and was buried by Him (or His angels).

We can learn things about our own life and death, through this record of Moses'.

Moses had a definite appointment with death.  Though we likely won't know the exact day, like Moses did, we too will receive that summons one day.

Though Moses went to death with regrets for past sins, he also went to his death confident of the mercy, grace, and forgiveness of God.

Moses died within sight of the Promised Land, a figure of heaven - just like we can look past death to heaven.

God Himself attended Moses' death, and He will be there for every believer when their time comes - not in this life like He did with Moses, but in the next.

God wrote Moses' epitaph, and He is ready to write ours as well - well done, good and faithful servant.

Moses' death was temporary, just like ours will be.

In our NT passage, Stephen knew the same - and he faced his death with courage, and with the grace to forgive the very ones who killed him.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Obadiah; Acts 8:1-25


Pamela said...

Moses' life story is remarkable. He should have died because of the timing of his birth and the command to kill all Hebrew children. He should have been punished for taking the life of an Egyptian. He dealt with the most awful mob mentality crowd for 40 years. And yet...10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

God can use us not matter what the circumstances of our birth or the awful things we have done or what terrible things are going on that we deal with on a day to day basis.

Conrad said...

Moses was remarkable indeed.

Stephen showed tremendous faith in God and stood firm in his belief even upon being stoned. I hope I can be a strong witness for Christ in my times of persecution.