Daily Word of Grace # 108 (August 13, 2020)

Doubtless one of the greatest figures in the entire Bible is Moses, through whom God rescued the Israelites from four hundred years of bondage in Egypt.  After the exodus Moses remained Israel’s leader in the wilderness for forty years.  Near the end of his life Moses climbed to the top of Mount Nebo from where he glimpsed the promised land that although the Israelites would enter, he would not—as the Lord told him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there” (Deuteronomy 34:4).  Shortly thereafter Moses died, and the writer of Deuteronomy eulogized Moses, “Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10).  Moses prefigured Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and was raised from the dead in order to deliver the world from bondage to sin and death (Romans 6:5-10).  The Lord who knew Moses “face to face” is the same Lord “who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6), and the same Lord whose grace ensures that we too will one day, like Moses, will see the Lord “face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Love and Prayers,