Lessons From the Life of Moses Part 1
There are quite a few lessons that we can learn from the life of Moses. We know that Moses was raised as the princess's son in the palace. He could have easily become Pharaoh of Egypt, but he decided to stand up for his people, the Israelites. So one day, Moses decided to go out in his chariot to see if he could help the Israelites in any way. As he was riding along, he saw a sight that sickened him, an Egyptian beating an Israelite slave. In one moment, Moses leaped from his chariot, and in one blow killed the Egyptian. In one moment of anger, he made a very hasty mistake. We see that Moses had a problem. He thought that he could deliver the children of Israel. In just about a minute, he had ruined his opportunity for God to possibly work through him in his high position of authority. So Moses had to flee into the wilderness for forty years to unlearn all his 'wisdom' before God could prepare him to be the leader of the Exodus out of Egypt. You can read about this in Exodus 2:11-12. We can also learn that we should never let ourselves get into a moment of rage, and do something rash like Moses did. Proverbs 16:32 says, "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city."
We often don't wait on the Lord to work out His Will in our lives. God's timing truly is always perfect! Lamentations 3:25 says,"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him." Psalm 27:14 says, "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." I'll write more about Moses later.