Moses: A Man of Faith
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, I want you to turn with me to the Book of Hebrews, chapter 11. We are going to take up Hebrews 11: 24-28, and today we are studying the testimony of Moses to the faith life, to the fact that it pays to live the faith life.
But first, let me remind you of Hebrew 12:1, where we are told of a ''great cloud of witnesses'' with whom we are compassed about. This verse carries us back to chapter 11, where we are told of these worthies of the Old Testament, the heroes of faith, men and women who lived for God with all their hearts.
Today we are taking up one of these people, one of the greatest. That man is Moses. The ''great cloud of witnesses'' refers to the Old Testament worthies, these saints of God who lived on before us, who proved by their lives that it pays to live the FAITH life, over against the SELF life; to live in dependence upon God instead of dependence upon self; to live for the Lord. And among these who testify (we found that the word ''witnesses'' is the Greek word ''martyr'' and means testifiers'' instead of ''witnesses'' or ''spectators;'' they are testifying to the fact that it pays to live the faith life) among them is this great man Moses.
Someone has said that Moses is the greatest man in the world's history. If the number of times a man is mentioned in the Bible is any index to his greatness, then Moses probably is the greatest man of all times. He is mentioned more than 700 times in the Bible. And if a man's prayer life is any index of his greatness, again he qualifies as perhaps the greatest man, because I have never read inside the Bible or outside the Bible of anyone who on two different occasions, for forty days and forty nights, prayed. But I do read that of Moses.
God describes his remarkable life in SIX WORDS, here in the Book of Hebrews, through the Holy Spirit through the writer of the Book of Hebrews, Verses 24 through 28. ''Mo ...
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