Moses The Meek Servant of God
Today, let us take another look at Moses’ character, he was a very meek man. In fact, he was the meekest man on the earth during his lifetime, Numbers 12:3. Yesterday we perused who Moses was including the meaning of his name.
“Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth,” Numbers 12:3. Many, confuse being meek with being gentle. However, as wind is to storm gentleness is to meekness! Many persons are gentle but not meek but all meek persons are gentle people, 2 Corinthians 10:1.
Jesus commenced his famous Sermon on the Mount by paying tribute to the meek, Matthew 5:5. Jesus’ statement concerning the meek was an endorsement of David’s in the Psalm, Psalm 37:11.
Being meek is such an important prerequisite for the Lord God that humans cannot receive anything from the Lord without it being present.
The Lord Only Teaches The Meek Person
“The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way,” Psalm 25:9. The Lord only teaches the meek Believer because only the meek has the right attitude to His Word.
Many persons will not receive salvation until they receive the Word of God with meekness. When anyone hears the good Word of God and receives it with a meek heart, he receives salvation. The Bereans Believers demonstrated they had meek hearts when Apostle Paul preached to them, Acts 17:11. The Bereans received the Word of God with meek hearts. This is important because how you receive the Word of God determines the extent of your faith in Him. Your attitude towards the Word of God determines the future of the Word in you, will it die or will it grow.
Apostle James echoed this sentiment by reminding us that a meek heart is the only way to receive the saving Word of God, James 1:21. All humanity receives from God via His Word. If we cannot receive the Word of God with a meek heart then we have forfeited salvation. How else can we be “beautify” except by salvation?
” For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation,” Psalm 149:4.
If Moses Hears From God We Can Hear From Him Too
Did you note whom the Lord gives salvation? The meek! Even if the Lord is giving you something by His Spirit first you will receive it in words but if you don’t possess a meek heart there is no hope of you every receiving anything from God.
Moses had breached traditions and married an Ethiopian woman, Numbers 12:1. The illicit wedding angered Moses’ older brother and older sister, Aaron and Miriam respectively. However, it wasn’t their anger the Lord punished but the lack of a meek spirit.
Both Aaron and Miriam lost the meek hearts they once had. They may have reasoned we did not break tradition and marry an Ethiopian and by virtue of that, if Moses hears from God we can hear from Him too, Numbers 12:2. Moses knew this but made no fuss about it but God intervene “and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth”, Isaiah 11:4.
As Moses was the meekest person on earth during his generation, Jesus Christ was meek during his life on earth also. Having a meek spirit or heart is possessing the quality where a little child could lead you and you would not rebel. A meek person is not a proud or high-minded. Jesus described being meek as , “poor in spirit”, Matthew 5:3.
Jesus also described himself as, “I am meek and lowly in heart“, Matthew 11:29. The Scriptures also prophesied of Jesus as meek and “lowly” Matthew 21:5 and Zechariah 9:9.
Moses With His Meek Spirit Was a Type of Jesus Christ
Moses was a very meek person, the humblest person on earth during his lifetime but so too was Jesus. Moses with his “lowliness and meekness” of heart was a type of Jesus Christ. Jesus was meek and he came preaching the Gospel to the meek, Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 11:4.
Compare Luke Chapter Four verse eighteen (Luke 4:18) with Isaiah Chapter Sixty One verse one (Isaiah 61:1) and discover that the “meek” that Jesus came to preach the Gospel of Salvation to is the “poor.” Poor spoken of here, is not the poor and needy but “poor in spirit” ,lowliness or meekness of spirit.
Both Moses and Jesus were of lowly spirit, they possessed meek spirits. Every person who hopes to receive anything form God whether it is His Word, salvation or the Gospel must possess and demonstrate “the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,” 1 Peter 3:4.
The Lord punished Aaron and his sister Miriam (Numbers 12:1-16) not so much, because they spoke against Moses their brother and the Servant of the Lord but because their hearts were lifted up in pride. The spirit of pride is opposes the meek spirit, the former spirit is of the Devil.
QUESTION:- How is your heart? Do you possess a meek and quite spirit?
If you possess a meek spirit, keep it but otherwise seek the Lord for a meek heart, Zephaniah 2:3.