Project Bible 365 Day 43: 10 Biblical Leaders in 10 Days God Made A Moses
Biblical Hero Number One of 10.
Most people assume that being a leader would be fantastic until responsibility falls on their shoulders. A lot of people of the world today assume that being a leader in today’s world would be like living on top of a mountain top of life. The general population assume that being a leader in the world today is a great goal. We as people can see this sort of thing everyday by way of television and internet. Right now there is a political race going on, at the very basic foundation of a political leadership you have two political parties trying to gain the upper hand in effort to gain the right to lead a nation into the future. The two parties of politicians are trying to gain the upper hand in much the same way a jockey tries to be triumph in a horse race. Being a leader is more difficult than most realize. Webster’s dictionary defines the word leadership as a person who commands an army. With that in mind let’s look at 10 biblical leaders that stood the test of time and honoured God. Sometimes even with their very lives. Who are these biblical leaders? Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, Samson, Elijah, Queen Esther , The Apostle Paul, and the Son of God, Jesus. The first leader we are going to look at is the Moses…
We all here know the story of the Israelites and the Egyptians. I would like to explain to my readers how the Israelite nation came into bondage. Exodus chapter 1 explains that the great leaders of Egypt got nervous and they assumed that the nation of Hebrew people would turn on them when times got tough. So they assigned taskmasters to make the Israelites work for them by having them build the great pyramids.
Exodus 1:8-10King James Version (KJV)
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Exodus 1:13-14King James Version (KJV)
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Exodus 3:8-10King James Version (KJV)
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
God made a Moses to lead Israel God out of Egyptian bondage. After a period of time fulfilling the 10 plagues of Egypt they were to go unto a land flowing with milk and honey. God had to showcase his miracle power 11 different times.
God used Moses to part the Red Sea to flee from the face of the Egyptians. Even though Moses became a great leader for the nation of Israel he had to endure much for the sake of souls and it is with this that I would like to think as Moses having the fruits of the Spirit. The Bible talks much about what Moses had to endure and I’m sure he yielded to the Spirit of Longsuffering, meaning divine patience. I’m certain that Moses had the fruit of divine patience because if he didn’t he wouldn’t be the kind of man God could use. Moses endured much from his brothers and sisters. I’m certain that Moses contended for the fruit of divine patience because he became a great vessel for the Lord.
Exodus 15:23-26King James Version (KJV)
23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Exodus 16:14-15King James Version (KJV)
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
Exodus 20:2-24King James Version (KJV)
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 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.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
Even though Moses didn’t get to enter the promised land he did get to see it. When Moses died the command post to lead Israel fell to Joshua.
This concludes Project Bible 365 Day 43 10 Biblical Leaders in 10 Days Moses.