When we mess up like Moses



I’m completely star struck by the life of Moses. If you were selling Moses T-shirts like Duck Dynasty gear, I would buy one. We’ve a little over a few months of BSF left and I keep finding myself thinking about this guy named Moses. This BSF study is simply called the life of Moses. We know early on that Moses struggled with not being a perfect speaker. We know he lived for one hundred and twenty years. We know he wrote what God said to write. We know he went where God said to go. We know he had a close relationship with our Father. We know he was righteous in prayer. We know as a baby Moses was bathed in some different kind of bath water. We know our Father had a special lifetime assignment for Moses. We know his legacy of faith caused him to be mentioned in the Book of Hebrews. We know Moses and Elijah spent some extra special time with our savior Jesus Christ. We know he has at least one prayer in Psalms. We know Moses had a sister and brother. We know Moses was set apart from his siblings as a child. We know Moses’s sister Miriam was the oldest of the two. We know Miriam’s assignment was to look after Moses and praise the Lord. We know Moses had this loyal brother named Aaron. We know Moses had to watch both his sister and brother die. Yes, over the last several months we have learned much about the life of Moses. And, I know we will continue to uncover morsels of the life of Moses.

Yes, over the last several months we have learned much about the life of Moses, but this one thing leaves me breathless. This one thing about Moses sings silent soulful peace to my spirit. I am personally comforted by the fact that our Father continued to speak to Moses after his disbelieving and disobedient behavior. I am personally overwhelmed by the fact that after disbelieving, disobedient and disappointed our Father choose to speak directly to Moses in advance of his brother’s death.

I am personally inspired by Moses ability to live content within the boundary of his punishment of not going to the Promise Land.

I also believe this promise land punishment allowed Moses to live free of  the pressure to be perfect in his final days. Know I am deeply saddened by Moses’s disobedient behavior with not speaking to the rock as God instructed. But also, know I am also somewhat elated at our Father’s desire for us to see Moses as a successful, struggling, suffering, and sinful man.

Moses was not perfect. From the beginning to end of Moses story Moses was far from perfect.

But the beauty of Moses story is that our Father allows us to see Moses in perfect transparency and this should set us free. Our Father forgave Moses, and continued to speak to him. God loved Moses regardless and we should do likewise when others mess up in this their one life.

We are Joining Holley this week for Coffee For your heart Weekly link-up and we are talking about the pressure to be perfect.


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