All The Molds
Moses is the guy that intrigues us all but I don’t know of anyone who wants to trade places with him. King David, yes, but not Moses.
Moses accomplished more in his life than any other Bible figure and he wore many pairs of shoes in the process: statesman, historian, judge, commander, prophet, author, teacher and intercessor, but that doesn’t make him appealing. Interesting, maybe, but not appealing.
I’ve never aspired to lead a nation, and can’t understand why anyone would, but Moses didn’t just lead a nation. He did something much more complicated. He built one.
People who read Moses either love God or accuse Him. Let’s talk about it.
Three Stages In Moses Life Each Lasting 40 Years
The life of Moses is divided into three stages that make it easy for us to analyze what happened to him and how it relates to us.
- Infant To Adulthood (Pharaoh’s house)
- Exile in Midian
- Exodus to Canaan
Significant events in the first two stages shaped Moses in ways that prepared him for God’s call. The high points are:
- Spared from destruction as an infant.
- Adopted into Pharaoh’s house and enjoyed the privileges of a family member.
- Tradition (Josephus) says he successfully led military campaigns.
- At the age of 40 he makes an unsuccessful attempt at alleviating the suffering of his people, the Israelites.
- Rejected by the Israelites and threatened by Pharaoh, he escapes to Midian.
- In Midian, he meets Jethro and marries one of his daughters, Zipporah, with whom he has two sons.
- Becomes a shepherd.
- Called by God out of the burning bush.
- Returns to Egypt.
- Meets with Israelite leaders.
- Confronts Pharaoh.
- Leads Israel out of Egypt, eventually arriving at Canaan.
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