Moses Chose God
A Sermon on Acts 7:20-29
At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God's sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father's house, and when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son. And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
“When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian. He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand. And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?’ But the man who was wronging his neighbor thrust him aside, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’ At this retort Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons. (ESV)
The life of Moses shows us two ways to live. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that one can live according to God’s way, or one can attempt to live according to man’s ways. Those who live according to the ways of men 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 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.