Moses Chose God
A Sermon on Acts 7:20-29Read more
The life of Moses shows two ways to live. Listen to the sermon on Acts 7:20-29 titled “Moses Chose God” as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that one can live according to God’s way or one can attempt to live according to humanity’s ways. Those who live according to the ways of humanity live in rebellion to their Creator and God. They reject God’s law and His demand for righteousness. This way of living leads to ultimate death and destruction in hell, apart from the presence and blessings of God. But for those who follow God and believe in his Son Jesus Christ, there is life eternal. This is the great dividing line in life. It determines one’s eternal destiny. All will ultimately live forever and are under the condemnation of the God who created everything. It is He who is holy and just and He will not let evil doers go unpunished. But He has sent His only Son, the sinless Messiah, to die a terrible death on the cross for the salvation of sinners. It is only by believing upon the name of Jesus Christ that anyone can be saved from the wrath of God. This is the most important decision anyone can make in their life.
Additional Scripture Translations
Acts 7:20-29, New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful to God. He was nurtured for three months in his father’s home. 21And after he had been put outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him away and nurtured him as her own son. 22Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was proficient in speaking and action. 23But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his countrymen, the sons of Israel. 24And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended and took vengeance for the oppressed man by fatally striking the Egyptian. 25And he thought that his brothers understood that God was granting them deliverance through him; but they did not understand. 26And on the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting each other, and he tried to reconcile them to peace, by saying, ‘Men, you are brothers, why are you injuring each other?’ 27But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us? 28You do not intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ 29At this remark, Moses fled and became a stranger in the land of Midian, where he fathered two sons.
Acts 7:20-29, King James Version (KJV)
20In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months: 21And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. 22And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. 23And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. 24And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: 25For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. 26And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? 27But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? 28Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? 29Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.