SUNDAY March 18, 2018
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
Moses had gone up to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which was across from Jericho. He was not allowed to go into the Promised Land, but the Lord showed him the land from the mount. Moses, being 120 years old, died there and was buried by the Lord:
So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day (Deuteronomy 34:5-6).
Imagine, Moses is the only person that God buried. The Bible gives more insight into his death; Satan came and fought for the body of Moses. Why he wanted the body of Moses we do not know. Perhaps he wanted to take his body and possess it, so he could deceive the people of Israel?
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 9)
Yet, behind the scenes, God was already molding and shaping the next leader of His people. Joshua was chosen to be the next leader. He was not looking for a position; the Lord chose him to take the children of Israel across the Jordan River and to fight the battles in the Promised Land.
You have to study the entire Bible because there are so many lessons to be learned. Then, when people come to you with their questions about the Bible, they will want facts. When you know the Word of God, you can tell them the facts––with facts comes faith!
Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.
~C. H. Spurgeon~
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