Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, January 23, 2020

Theme: MEEKNESS IN GOD’S SERVICE

Text: “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.” – Numbers 12:3.

Comment: Moses was a man of humble beginnings, who by the design of God grew up under wealthy conditions in the house of Pharaoh but was later called to lead the people of God out of captivity in Egypt. The virtue of meekness involves submissiveness; it also reflects a character of patience, long-suffering, forbearance. These characteristics played out in making the leadership of Moses to be outstanding by God’s grace. The Jews were a very stubborn people. At a time Moses lamented their hardheartedness when he said: “For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?”- Deuteronomy 31:27.

To Aaron and Miriam who spoke against Moses God said “Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? (Numbers 12:6-8) This shows the high regard God had for Moses. Yet he was not proud, boastful, abusive as some empty vessels of today. “…God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble”. – James 4:6.

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