The Faith Of Moses
Jesse M. Hendley
Today we are taking up a study of Moses. The Bible records certain men and women as men and women of FAITH. We are reading now from Hebrews, chapter 11, verse 23.
"By faith, Moses when he was born, was hid three months of his parent because they saw that he was a proper child. They were not afraid of the kings commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt for he had respect unto the recompense of reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of Blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land, which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned." These things Moses did BY FAITH.
In the New Testament, the outstanding character (excepting Christ) is the Apostle Paul. Paul wrote thirteen New Testament books. He is aflame, like a meteor, in the New Testament.
Now in the Old Testament, the outstanding man, I think, is this man Moses. God Himself said that Moses was the meekest man in all the earth. His life is divided into three periods. The first forty years, he lived in Egypt; the next forty years, he was on the backside of the desert being prepared by God for the final forty years, during which he was the leader of the Children of Israel. The Israelites were God's chosen people. But they were down in Egypt, in bondage to the Egyptians. Moses became their leader and led them out of slavery toward the Promised Land.
The life of Moses is a wonderful study! He is the only man on record who spoke face to face with God as a man speaketh with his friend. That alone is a tremendous thing. God said, ...
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