Bible Devotions

Servant of God

on September 22, 2009

Read Deuteronomy 34

Moses was a friend of God.  We see in Scripture he had a face-to-face relationship with God.  No one has ever had a relationship like that since Moses. We might think there was something special about Moses that he deserved that kind of closeness with God.  Maybe he was “holier than thou”, we might think.

The truth is Moses was not special or different from any of us.  In fact, he was a murderer.  He acted in fear and self-protection on more than one occasion.  Sometimes Moses added to what God told him to do. Yet, God chose to use him anyway.

Moses had to live with the consequences of his flaws.  One time Moses was so angry at the people complaining about no water.  God told Moses to strike the rock so He would cause water to flow from it.  In his anger, Moses hit the rock more than once, making it look like he was the one providing the water instead of God.  This stole glory away from God.  God had to deal with Moses, so Moses was not allowed to go into the Promised Land for his sin against God.

But God is gracious.  He lets Moses see the Promised Land before he dies.  Even in Moses flawed state, God used him mightily.  God does this with us too.

Lord thank you for your kindness to use us even in our flawed state.  Thank you, sweet Jesus, who purifies us from all unrighteousness.  In your precious name we pray, Amen.

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©Elizabeth Marks has led small group Bible studies for almost a decade.  Author of and websites she has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word.


One response to “Servant of God

  1. Skipper says:

    Brilliant. Thankyou.

    Another thing I love about God – is that he doesn’t NEED us… he WANTS us. And it’s our utmost priveledge to be used in His work and for His glory. It’s not a obligation – it’s an honor!

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