The Story Of Moses (Take The Long Way Home)

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Moses is heralded as one of the greats in the faith—and certainly he accomplished much. However, I wonder if there were moments when he thought it was taking too long to accomplish certain goals. As one reviews his very long life, it seems it may have been better for him to start some work earlier, and that it may have been possible for him to  accomplish what he did in a much shorter span of time.   For example, his ministry really doesn’t begin until he is 80 years old—and the journey from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, which should have taken about one year, ends up taking 40.  Some seem to accomplish much in life with lightening speed—but that is the exception to the rule. Some say that Moses took the Long Road—that he took the Long Way Home. Perhaps this is true, but it is not a negative statement. Long term faithfulness is pleasing to God. We tend to be an impatient people who associate the long road with the wrong road, but that is seldom true. I have found that the long road can be the best road, if it is the road God calls us to walk.

The hope is that this inspirational message will remind believers that God never forgets nor forsakes His people (Heb. 13:5b). . He does not promise comfort—but He does promise victory. He does not promise quick accomplishments—but He does promise eternal reward

Complimenting Study Notes are presented below

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM MOSES

 God can show up when you least expect

  • “One day while Moses was taking care of the sheep and goats of his father-in-law Jethro…” Exodus 3:1
    • Amos
    • Peter
    • David
    • Saul

     

When God moves—move to investigate

  • “There the angel of the LORD appeared to him as a flame coming from the middle of a bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire but that it was not burning up. ‘This is strange,’ he thought. ‘Why isn’t the bush burning up? I will go closer and see.’”   Exodus 3:2-3
  • “Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock.” Matthew 7:7-8    

     

Be clean if you want to be blessed

  • “[God] called to [Moses] from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!” He answered, “Yes, here I am.” God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground.” Exodus 3:1-15
    • Joshua 1

 

When God moves us, it’s to a better place

  • “The LORD said, ‘I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued…I know all about their sufferings…[I will] rescue them from the Egyptians and bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land.’”  Exodus 3:7-8

 

When God says ‘I’—He means you

  • “I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued…I know all about their sufferings…[I will] rescue them from the Egyptians and… bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land…Now I am sending you to…Egypt so that you can lead my people out of his country.”  
  • [Jesus] “All power is given  unto me  in  heaven and  in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing  them in the name of the Father, and  of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”   Matt. 28:18-19 (KJV)       

 

God’s provision is His presence—His gift is worship

  • “‘I am nobody. How can I go to the king and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ God answered, ‘I will be with you, and when you bring the people out of Egypt, you will worship me on this mountain.’”
    • God’s word to Abraham
    • Jesus’ word to the disciples

 

God is all we need

  • “God said, ‘I am who I am. You must tell them: The one who is called I AM has sent me to you.’”  Exodus 3:13-14        
    • John 8:58
    • Ephesians 3:20

 

 

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