Grace For Your Day March 20

Every major religion has a key figure who represents the group. For example, the Muslims have Muhammed. The Buddhists have Buddha and the Jews have a different character because they look to Moses. He is considered to be the founder of their faith for several reasons:  

- The Lord used Moses to rescue the people of Israel from Egypt  
- Moses wrote the Law  
- Moses led them through the wilderness
- Moses helped guide them right up to the Promise Land
- Moses talked with God face-to-face
- The Lord used Moses to perform certain miracles like the act of parting the Red Sea
The point is that Moses held a very high position in the mind of a Jew. You could not get any greater than him. However, the Book of Hebrews says that all of this was possible simply because he had faith. In the words of Hebrews 11:23-29, it says:
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents …
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharoah’s daughter…
By faith he left Egypt …
By faith he kept the Passover…
By faith they passed through the Red Sea…
The reason this passage mentions that phrase “by faith” so often is in order to demonstrate how important this virtue was in the life of Moses because it was used in every step of his journey. His parents had faith when they hid him for three months. He had faith when he left Egypt. Then he had it again when he kept the Passover and led Israel through the Red Sea because Moses’s life is a reminder that you cannot do anything without trusting in God.
You cannot take one single step in your spiritual journey without His help. Many of the Jews would have forgotten this because they would have looked at a man like Moses and thought that he was something special. However, the Book of Hebrews reminds us that he was not. Moses was just an ordinary man who served an extraordinary God which is what we are going to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church.
This Sunday, we are going to talk about the faith of Moses because it reminds us what makes a believer’s life so special. It is not his works and it is not his deeds and it is not the marvelous things that he does. It is the Lord and that is all. The one thing that makes us different is the fact that we serve an amazing God. It was that way in the Old Testament and it is that way in the New.   

Sometimes, it is easy to lose sight of this because we read stories like this one from the Old Testament and feel intimidated. We study the life of a man like Moses and think that we could never do great things for the Lord like he did. However, this passage reminds us that we should not think that way because our God has not changed. The same Lord that worked through him is still working through us today so we should never shrink from serving Him any way that we can.
Please join us as we talk about that on Sunday. The service begins at 9:30. 

– Jeremy Cagle