Moses is one of my favorite people in the Bible. He was one who grew up in royalty (by a miracle of God), and who led the people of Israel out of Egypt, out toward the Promised Land.
He was a special man, destined for a great position within the overall scope and plan of God. He is one that has inspired people throughout history–many of our Founding Fathers included!
However, Moses was not ‘it’. He was not ‘The Hope of Mankind’. That role was reserved for another…Jesus!
Jesus was the one who would take His people to a ‘land of promise’–not a physical place on earth, but a Heavenly dwelling that will never be spoiled, abandoned, or lost in political wars.
In Hebrews we read…
“But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. 4 For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.
5 Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. 6 But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house.” (Hebrews 3:3-6)
Moses was a faithful servant…one of the best! Ultimately, though, he was a servant in the house. Jesus, as the Son, runs God’s house!
Some people wonder why it’s so important to highlight the differences between Biblical Christianity and ‘other’ world religions. Shouldn’t we just ‘respect’ them, or ‘tolerate’ them? Aren’t they all basically saying the same thing?
While we should respect those who believe differently, and have toleration within our culture for those other religions, there IS a difference…and it centers on the person of Jesus Christ! HE is the key, the way, God in the flesh, our only hope.