Let My People Go
If you have ever been judged by someone who looked at outward
appearances, without first having made effort to see your heart,
you are not alone.
The scribes and Pharisees sat in Moses' seat, while he took the
wrap (Mt. 32:2). There was no Christ in their message, for if
righteousness could be obtained by following the law, then
Christ died in vain (Ga. 2:21).
One day, Moses called the Lord "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob" (Lu. 20:3) and God called him to the bush over it. God's
response included something like this, "I don't think so. I am
not dead!" (Mk. 12:27). Thus, Moses became a quick study in
serving the living God (Ex. 3:4). We can also know this because
Moses was like Jesus (Ac.3:20-22) and both Moses and Jesus
received their instruction directly from God (Ex. 33:11, Jn.
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for
the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
vain," (Ex. 20:7). "Except the Lord build the house, they labor
in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the
watchman waketh but in vain," (Ps. 127:1).
Moses, having learned the spiritual application of the law (Ro.
7:14, I Co. 2:13, I Ti. 1:8), became faithful in all his house;
having stepped down from being 'in charge' to become God's
servant (Lu. 16:13, He. 3:5). No doubt, Moses looks forward to
hearing, "Well done."
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with
the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation
of the world ... who by him do believe in God, that raised him
up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope
might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying
the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the
brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart
fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for
ever," (I Pe. 1:18-23).
The message of Moses is still the same, today.
"Let my people go, so they may serve God."