Moses – His Perspective

Between Exodus 5-15 we see Moses at the forefront of some of God’s miraculous and wonderful workings. Moses is the mouthpiece, the man charged with delivering the message, the minder of God’s people, but he never takes on the role of the master. After crossing the Red Sea, Moses and the people sing a sing of praise to God, which ends like this,

You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
The Lord will reign forever and ever.”

Exodus 15.17-18

Despite being used mightily of God Moses never seeks to be the Man, only the man. He finishes this song of praise by reiterating that the Lord will reign forever and ever, not man, I’m really something special, look at all the stuff that has happened under my leadership, I’m the Man!

His perspective never changed – nobody is like God (vv.11-12).

Many years later, another would hold this perspective of God too. He said that none is good but God alone (Mark 10.18), that His only wish was to do the will of the Father (John 5.19), and that He was seeking glory for the Father alone (John 8.50). This perspective is what we need.

What this means for you is that there is a model to be followed; seeing ourselves in right and proper perspective. When we truly see that nobody is like God, that He alone is good, that we exist to do His will, and that we should seek His glory above our own, our perspective is right. 

If you are journaling along, try answering this – how do I see myself in relation to God?

Is God Good?

Job continues to speak and through his words answers a question that most of us have asked or been asked; is God good?

“Let me have silence, and I will speak,
and let come on me what may.
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
and put my life in my hand?
Though he slay me, I will hope in him;
yet I will argue my ways to his face.

Job 13.13-15

Even though he didn’t understand what was going on, he trusts God (I will hope in Him). Have you ever been in a situation like that? Circumstances that you don’t understand, a situation that you cannot make sense of, when the only thing left to do is trust wholeheartedly in God. Job knew that even though he slay me, even though the terrible things happening to him were not outside of God’s permission or declaration, that trusting and hoping in Him were still the right things to do. 

Even though blameless and upright (1.1, 8) Job was going through a set of circumstances that would break us all. 

Even though he was without blame and suffering, he still did not curse God (1.22, 2.10).

Even though he was on the precipice of death (3.20-26), he hoped in and trusted God.

Even though he slay me, I will hope in him

Reading this, it is hard to look past the Christ-centred type that Job is. The truer, better Job, think about Jesus;

A blameless and upright man charged and punished as if He had sinned – Isaiah 53.6, 2 Corinthians 5.21

A man who throughout His ordeal, did not curse God. On the contrary, He sought forgiveness for those involved – Luke 23.34

A man who, on the precipice of death, trusted God – Luke 23.46

A man who, even though slain, brings eternal hope – 1 Thessalonians 1.3, John 4.13-14

Is God good? Job knew that He is. For you and me, despite what is going on around us, le us forever say yes, yes He is.

King Of My Heart

King of My Heart was written by Sarah McMillan and speaks of the place the Lord has in our life, and repeats some wonderful truths about Him.

Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run

God’s Word tells us that He is the King of Kings (Revelation 17.14), a strong tower of refuge for those who run to Him (Genesis 15.1, Psalm 3.3, 5.11, Proverbs 30.5, 2 Thessalonians 3.3, and many more!). 

The fountain I drink from
Oh, He is my song

Jesus Himself said that He is the fountain of living water (John 4.10, 7.37-39).

Let the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide

Psalm 91.1 tells us of the shadow where we hide,

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

The ransom for my life
Oh, He is my song

God’s Word tells us that Jesus was not only the ransom for our life, but for the lives of the entire world (1 John 2.2). He died to pay the price for your sin, and through faith in Him you are forgiven (John 3.16).

The chorus then repeats a wonderful truth – that God is good (1 Chronicles 16.34, Psalm 31.19-20, Nahum 1.7, Matthew 19.7).

You are good, good, ohh

Finally, what a wonderful truth this is to take into today,

You’re never gonna let
Never gonna let me down

God will never let us down, He has provided all we need for a life of fulfilment and Godliness (2 Peter 1.3), and He always fulfils His promises to us (2 Peter 3.9, John 17.17). 

Enjoy singing the praises of our great and good God today!