Daily Devotional: Psalms 105:23-29
23 Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham. 24 The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes, 25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants. 26 He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen. 27 They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham. 28 He sent darkness and made the land dark--for had they not rebelled against his words? 29 He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.
Several years ago while studying the exodus of Israel from Egypt in a Bible class, one man spoke up and said it was a good thing he was not Moses. He went on to say that if he had been in charge, he would have asked God to just “zap” these people and let him start over. But Moses was patient. He was caring and loving, and he pleaded for God’s mercy on the people when they rebelled.
Moses was a great man of God. He was chosen by God to lead Israel from their bondage and became the lawgiver as he took the Law from God and gave it to the people. He taught the people and pleaded with them to be faithful to the law that had been given. He talked with God as a man talks with his friend and shared a relationship with him that few have ever occupied on earth.
Even though he was faithful as a servant, Jesus is faithful as a son over God’s house and the son is greater than the best servant. We, the church, are the house of God today and Jesus is the Son over the house. We are his. As Moses, we are to be faithful servants in all things. As children of God we can talk with him through Jesus as our mediator and our friend. We have a special relationship with him.
Heavenly Father it is with joy that I come to you today and thank you for all you have given me and all you do for me. When I think of what it means to have my sins forgiven and to be counted as righteous, words cannot express the gratitude in my heart. What a privilege to know that Jesus is my friend that will never leave me or forsake me. Ignite your people with the power of your Spirit to share the good news of Jesus and your saving grace. Lead us to do our part to make this a better place by standing for truth and righteousness. I pray in Jesus name.