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Bible Story of the Day-Moses

Updated on March 21, 2018

Bible Story of the Day

The entire Bible is a revelation about Jesus Christ. From beginning to end, Jesus can be found in the text within. Seeing Jesus in scripture is a major step into understanding who our God is, and how He impacts and affects our lives in every moment. My desire through this Bible story of the day project is to show you the reference to Jesus in the Old Testament, and how the story can impact your life. My references will be posted at the bottom along with links that can help you dive deeper into the story than what I have done here. Open your heart and mind and be willing to accept scripture for what it says. If you don’t understand a story or verse or how it applies to your life, then pray to God for clarity and understanding. I pray this helps and affects your life and you have a better understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Moses in Exodus

Exodus 32:30

"30 On the next day Moses said to the people, “You yourselves have committed a great sin; and now I am going up to the Lord, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 31 Then Moses returned to the Lord, and said, “Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves. 32 But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!” 33 The Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. 34 But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 35 Then the Lord smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made." (NASB).

Where is Jesus and What Does This Mean to Us?

Moses was the shepherd for the Israelites. They followed him out of captivity in Egypt, and through the wilderness for 40 years, and ultimately to the doorstep of the promised land. Moses was the man that was the connection to God. The people of Israel did not speak to God directly, but Moses did for them. In this story, Moses tells the people what they have done wrong, similar to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, then he goes before God and pleads for their behalf. Moses does not want them destroyed for their wrong-doings, but also understands God’s righteousness and the shortcomings of the Israelites. Moses then offers himself as the sacrifice for their punishment. Moses represents Jesus in this passage by being the only one that can go before God on our behalf and offer Himself as a sacrifice for the wrongs that we have done against God. This is representative of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.

What does this mean for us? It means that Jesus has willingly taken the punishment for our sins against God. Since the payment of those sins has been made on our behalf, we are free and clear. Jesus gives us the opportunity to have a right relationship with God, just as Adam and Eve did before the Fall. The Holy Spirit will convict us of our sins. That means He will let us know when we are wrong. We then are given the opportunity to repent of those ways by changing what we are doing. We have already been forgiven for those sins when Jesus died for them 2000 years ago. We must accept the gift of freedom that Jesus gave us to have an eternal life with God. Jesus is the only way, and He has already paved that way for us. We only must accept what He is freely offering.

Our debt has been paid. Jesus has saved us from death as the punishment for our sins. It is up to you whether you believe and accept the gift or not. Jesus has already decided; have you?

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    • ericjperry profile imageAUTHOR

      ericjperry 

      6 months ago from Cullman, AL

      Charlie, Thank you for the comment. You make several great points. Jesus does own sin and death. Matthew 28:18, "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." Thank you again and God bless you.

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      charlie 

      6 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      Yes Jesus paid the price for our sins to be remitted, which means the record of them removed because he paid the penalty, death, and now owns death and life and gives life to those that will repent and do all He requires of you.

      NO ONE was FORGIVEN ANY of THEIR SINS on the cross. Jesus, on the cross (or stake ) did not forgive any persons sins. He made a way for them to be forgiven but they must be repented of by the individual before Christ can wipe them out of the record. Unrepented sin CANNOT BE FORGIVEN. One of The first things Jesus said was REPENT.

      only those that follow the instructions of the Man Jesus fully and to the end will be allowed entry into the eternal kingdom of God.

      Repeating a silly little prayer and saying you believe in Christ , that can not be found in scripture, cannot save anyone. Only following Christ alone and doing ALL He says to do then enduring to the end can save you from the wrath of God poured out at judgment

      Here are the words of the MAN JESUS CHRIST that tell the only way to become a disciple of Christ and thereby a son of God.

      Matt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

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