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A Life that Matters


In this final chapter of Deuteronomy 34, God places within His word a tribute to the life of Moses. His life is one worthy of emulation and high esteem.

1. God blessed him physically.

V7 “And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.”

2. He was respected & honored by the people he led.

V8 “And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.”

3. He invested in others and developed future leaders.

V9 “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.”

4, He experienced ongoing intimate fellowship with God.

V10 “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,”

5. He was faithful in every task to which God had called him.

V11 “In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,”

6. He chose to fear God rather than man.

V12 “And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.”

LESSON - Every Christian should strive for a life that matters for all of eternity. To accomplish this, we must look to the examples in scripture of people who accomplished this task and finished well! Of the many people like this in scripture, few rise to the prominence of Moses. He truly was a man who experienced a life well lived! May we desire these same qualities for our lives as well.

~Mike

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