Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Monday, 10/22/18


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One of our greatest challenges will be to humble ourselves and obey God.

Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. (Numbers 12:3)

How did Moses demonstrate that he was a humble man? Was it the way he talked, or the way that he looked? He yielded to God, trusted and obeyed Him. In Exodus 3, God called out to Moses in the wilderness. Moses said, “Here I am”. God said, “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt…the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go, I am sending you…to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:1-10) We don’t know exactly how many people there were, but most think that there were close to a million people. Did God say that He would provide Moses an army, or Angels, or a billion dollars? No, He only said, “I will be with you.”

The history of Moses leading those people through the wilderness is one of the greatest miracles that can be imagined. It is a story of daily needs and crises every step of the way. What did Moses have to help him accomplish this great feat? God said, “I will be with you”. There is absolutely NO WAY that Moses could have done this. Each day brought a new set of emergencies from enemy armies attacking, hunger, thirst, exhaustion, sickness and death. What COULD Moses DO? In every situation Moses came to God in prayer, asked for God’s help and grace, trusted God for the miracles of provision and protection and then obeyed God in whatever God told him to do. I realize that that sounds very simple, but it was not easy nor simple for Moses. It was a test of his humility and faith every step for forty years.

“Remember how the Lord led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna…to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 8:2-3)

 


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