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An Example of Godliness
We could cite many Biblical of Godliness with m en such as Enoch, Job, Joseph, David, Paul and ladies such as Ruth, Abigail, Mary, Mary Magdalene The individual we will briefly consider is Moses, who is mentioned four times in Scripture as Moses, the man of God (Deuteronomy 33:1, Joshua 14:6, 1 Chronicles 23:14, Ezra 3:2). Moses is one of the few characters in the Bible we are able to trace from birth to death. From the very moment of his conception, God had His hand of protection on him. For the first forty years of his life, he lived in the palace until he saw a fellow Jew being beaten by an Egyptian. In anger, he killed the man, a decision which caused him to flee into the wilderness, spending the next forty years as a shepherd. Yet God was not through with him. At eighty years old, God used a burning bush to announce His plan for Moses: lead Israel out of Egypt. Moses struggled to accept this plan, but he eventually yielded. Moses had many unique experiences. He stood before Pharaoh, commanding him to let the Israelites go. He watched the Red Sea part, witnessed God's provision of manna daily, drank of water which flowed from a rock. He was the One to whom God gave the Law. Imagine being on top of that mountain in the midst of the cloud (Exodus 24:1618! Exodus 33 records two more unique privileges. The Bible says in verse 11 that God spoke face to face with Moses, just as a man would speak to his friend. Later in that chapter, Moses asked God to show Him His glory. God hid him in the rocks, covered his face while He passed, then uncovered his eyes so that he might see His back. We have the privilege of daily communion with God. We are able to learn what He has for us in His Word and speak to Him through prayer. You too can be an example of Godliness. Pastor Q

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