Deut. 33:1; Josh. 14:6; 1 Chron. 23:14; 2 Chron. 30:16
Though Moses wasn’t perfect (Num. 20:11-12; Deut. 1:37), what do all these verses state in common about Moses?
Could people say that you’re a man or woman of God, and why?
If not, what do you need to do so that they could easily say this about you?
Heb. 11:24, 27-28 What do all these verses state in common about Moses?
Could people say that you’re a person of faith, that yours is a life of trusting God, and why?
If not, what do you need to do so as to live your life in trusting God for what you do?
Heb. 11:24-26 What did Moses refuse to be called?
And what did he choose instead?
In making this choice, what enjoyment did he give up?
And what did Moses consider as greater riches than the wealthy treasures of Egypt?
[Moses apparently knew a certain amount of messianic truth, Deut. 18:15, and realized that by identifying himself as a deliverer of God’s people, Acts 7:25, he’d be inviting the same reproaches that the future Messiah would endure.].
And why did Moses consider the reproach (disapproval and disgrace) of Christ (that Christ would receive from people) that Moses would now receive from people as greater riches?
[“reward” – in heaven he would get for his right choice].
Do you refuse to be called “the corporate president’s son”, “the CPA or doctor or lawyer’s son”, “the engineer or scientist or business manager’s daughter”, and rather be identified as a literal Bible-believing, fundamental, evangelical, creationist-believing Christian with its ridicule?
And, are you choosing to give up the passing/temporary pleasures of sin (e.g., gluttony; drunkenness; illicit sex; self-centered luxuries, wealth, and entertainment; etc. that accompany high, worldly social/career/financial positions) in order to gain heavenly reward for your obedience to God’s will in living a life of evangelizing the spiritually lost, building up Christians spiritually, and being separated unto God from worldly pursuits, and why?
What didn’t Moses fear, and why (Heb. 11:27)?
Do you fear the ridicule of teachers at school, fellow students, parents, relatives, friends, co-workers at work, etc. for your public obedience to God, and why?
Because Moses believed that God would do what He said, what did Moses do, and why (Heb. 11:28)?
Do you believe God’s promises to Christians in the Bible (such as: Rom. 6:14; 8:28; 1 Cor. 10:13; 15:58; Eph. 6:16; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Tim. 1:7; 2:12; Heb. 13:5; Jas. 1:5-7; 4:7; 1 Jn. 1:9) and so act upon them, and why?
Heb. 3:5; Num. 12:7 What two good qualities are stated as Moses possessing?
[“house” – the Israelites].
Are you faithful to do all that God has given/commanded you to do (e.g., to evangelize the spiritually lost, Matt. 28:19-20; build up other Christians spiritually, 1 Thes. 5:11; etc.)?
And are you a servant (Gk. “therspon” – personal service freely rendered) to both God and the people you minister to, and why?
Deut. 1:3 What did Moses speak to the people of Israel?
Do you speak/teach to Christians all the commands and principles in the Bible for Christians, even the unpleasant and convicting topics that a lot of Christians don’t like (such as: predestination, the cessation of the Charismatic spiritual gifts for today, all babies being born in sin and are wicked, etc.), and why?
Num. 17:11; 20:27; 27:22 What do these verses say about Moses?
Do you do just as the Lord commands you in the Bible, or do you either partially obey His commands or apply them the way you want to instead of exactly as He states, and why?
For example, we are commanded to love (seek the best welfare/interests of) all Christians (1 Jn. 3:23; 1 Thes. 3:12), but you don’t love certain Christians who you’re jealous of, or who are of a different race, or who said something offensive to you. Loving only certain Christians is partial obedience rather than doing “just as the Lord commanded” you.
Or, we are commanded to turn away from false teachers who create disunity and seek to hinder the Lord’s work (Rom. 16:17), but rather than completely disassociating from the false teacher, you still want to hang around this person because he/she is your friend or is a nice person in spite of his/her false teaching.
Or, we are commanded as spiritual Christians to gently restore a fellow Christian whom we see committing an unpremeditated sin (Gal. 6:1), but instead of restoring him/her gently, we harshly restore the person back into fellowship. So, we restored the person, but not “just as the Lord commanded”.
Or, spiritual leaders are commanded to severely reprove rebellious, deceiving, false teachers who spiritually damage church families (Titus 1:10-13). But instead of severely reproving (confronting and correcting) them, the spiritual leader gently reproves them. This is not doing “just as the Lord commands”.
Or, the Lord commands believers to evangelize the spiritually lost by taking the initiative to share the gospel with them (Matt. 28:19-20; Rom. 10:14-15; Jn. 17:18-20; 20:21; 4:38; Acts 1:8), but instead of taking the initiative to go and share the gospel verbally, they either think that merely living a good Christian life is witnessing sufficiently enough, or they wait for the spiritually lost to come to them and ask them questions, or they think that they have to earn the right to share the gospel by befriending the lost person over a long period of time. This is not doing “just as the Lord commands”.
Num. 11:2; 21:7; Deut. 9:20, 26 (Ex. 32:11-13; 33:12-16; Psa. 90)
What good quality does Moses exhibit in these passages?
Would you consider yourself a person who is characterized by prayer to God, and why?
Num. 11:17 Who was upon Moses?
Are you filled with/controlled by the Holy Spirit?
If so, how do you know?
If not, why, and what do you plan to do about it, how soon, and how (1 Jn. 5:14-15 with Eph. 5:18)?
Ex. 32:19-32 What qualities does Moses exhibit here?
Do you have holy anger and a hatred for sin (Ex. 32:19-20), a supreme love for and obedience to God (Ex. 32:21, 27, 29), and a great love for the people you minister to (Ex. 32:30, 32)?
How did you determine your answer?
Num. 12:3 What is said about Moses?
Would you say that you’re a humble person, not prideful?
If so, how humble?
If you’re not humble, how could you become such (Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:12; Rom. 12:3; Jn. 15:5), and when will you start?
Num. 11:28 Who was an attendant/disciple from his youth of Moses?
Another good quality that Moses demonstrated was that of teaching and training/mentoring a younger person to be a godly leader (Ex. 17:9-14; 24:13-14; 32:17; 33:11; Num. 13:16; 14:5-6, 30; Deut. 1:37-38; 3:28; 31:3, 7, 14; 34:9).
Because Moses did such a good job training Joshua, God told Moses to commission Joshua as his/Moses’ successor over the people of Israel (Num. 27:15-23).
Are you teaching and training anyone to become a godly person by being a godly role-model to that person?
If not, why, and what do you need to do to start training someone?