Moses and Jesus
Moses and Jesus lived in totally different times. Moses lived in Egypt in 1491 B.C. and Jesus lived in Jerusalem in 4 B.C. Two of the ways Moses reflects Jesus is Moses displayed God’s power to show His people that the Lord had sent him and ultimately saved God’s people.
After fleeing to Median, Moses became a shepard. God commanded Moses to go back to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go. God gave Moses three signs: leprosy, the serpent staff, and the Nile River turned to blood. Moses journeyed back to Egypt to carry out God’s commands. When he arrived there and told Pharaoh of God’s commands, Pharaoh hardened his heart and said no. After suffering through the ten plagues, Pharaoh relents and frees God’s people. Moses had carried out God’s plan and delivered His people from slavery. Jesus was sent by God to save us from the slavery of sin. He came to the world and performed miracles to show that His father, the Lord, sent Him. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Me will not perish, but have everlasting life.” He was crucified on the cross for the sins that we have committed. What conquered death and freed us from the slavery of sin was the fact that Jesus rose from the dead. Matthew 28:6 says, “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said He would.”
Something new that I have learned is that Moses was a picture of Christ. He performed miracles to prove he was from God, just as Christ did. He led His people out of slavery just as Jesus Christ did for us, and for all of those who believed in Him.
I love it when God lines up events so we are learning the same lesson through different circumstances and means. Mac was scheduled to be studying Moses at the same time that we were reading through these chapters in Exodus!
I am still taking this all in. Moses and his struggles point to so many lessons in everyday life. What have you been learning?