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The Mission of Moses

God has always been successful in raising up leaders to inspire and lead His people in times of trouble. Moses was such a leader; “He was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts 7:22). Stephen tells us that “he was mighty in words and in deeds.” In addition to the secular knowledge of Egypt which he had been taught, his mother, serving as his nurse, had imparted a knowledge of the true God and the heritage of God’s chosen people. Moses made his great choice. Acting by faith, Moses chose to cast his lot with God’s people. Looking to the future blessings through the advent of the Messiah (Heb. 11:16) he became the deliverer and savior of Israel. Moses provided physical deliverance from slavery for three million souls, but Christ as our Savior has provided salvation for all mankind from spiritual bondage. He offers eternal salvation to all who will obey Him (Heb. 5:9). In speaking of Moses as a type and of Jesus as the anti-type, Stephen tells us, “This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear (Acts 7:37; see also Duet. 18:15).

—J. A. McNutt