Last week we began a new sermon series, “The Gospel According to Moses.” Throughout this series we will get a glimpse at the dynamic character of Moses, as we witness his life and the accounts he recorded in the first 5 books of the bible. However, what was really dynamic about Moses’ life was not what Moses did, but rather what God did. The narratives we’ll delve into show God’s sovereign plan portrayed through one of His servants. As the events of Moses’ life unfold, and we see God reveal Himself more and more, let’s remember that we too are God’s servants. Yes in a different time and place, but still very much part of God’s great plan.
Through every story we explore, hopefully we will see and grasp the glorious majesty of our Heavenly Father. From the beginning He had a plan, and prepared a way for us, because He so deeply loved us. These accounts of Moses’ life not only reveal God’s complete sovereignty, but also His unchanging love for His people.
Moses needed to navigate through a sinful and dark world, the same world we live in today. The bible exposes Moses’ humanity, but it also reveals the light God so graciously shines into that darkness. God prepared the way for you and me through His servant Moses. But Moses points forward, to a greater and better servant…the suffering servant Jesus Christ.
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
Our true hope and confidence lies in Christ Jesus our creator and Lord. PRAISE HIM, SHARE HIM, LOVE HIM!