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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Contrasts of Moses

Jan from TN posted a list of how far apart Moses' beginnings and earthly plans were from where he eneded up in God's plan. It's really neat, so I thought I'd share it here.
  • He was the child of a slave but the son of a queen.
  • He lived in a hut and in the palace.
  • He inherited poverty but had unlimited wealth.
  • He was the keeper of flocks and the leader of armies.
  • He was the meekest of men and the mightiest of warriors.
  • He was educated in court but dwelt in the desert.
  • He was fitted for the city but wandered in the wilderness.
  • He was given the wisdom of Egypt but had the faith of a child.
  • He was tempted with sin but endured hardships of virtue.
  • He was awkward with speech but spoke with God.
  • He held the rod of a shepherd but the power of the Infinite.
  • He was a fugitive from Pharaoh but an ambassador of Heaven.
  • He was the giver of the Law but the forerunner of Grace.
  • He died on Mt. Moab but appeared with Jesus in Judea.
  • No on assisted at his funeral but God buried him.

Isn't that cool?

One of those points brought to mind that scripture I was searching for the last time we met. This isn't it exactly, but it does move Moses forward into the New Testament. Mark 9:2-4:

Six days later Jesus took Peter, James and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone. As the men watched, Jesus' appearance was transformed and his clothes became dazzling white, far whiter than any earthly bleach could ever make them. Then Elijah and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus.

See you next week!

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