Top 7 Bible Verses About Moses

Top 7 Bible Verses About Moses May 17, 2016

Here are seven of the top Bible verses about Moses.

Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.”

When Moses was said to be the meekest man on earth, it didn’t mean he was the weakest man on earth. Isn’t meekness only strength that’s under control? Yes, Moses did have a problem with his temper, but he had intervened for Israel several times. On one occasion after Israel had once again rebelled against God, He was just going to start over with Moses descendants (Ex 32:11-14) but Moses prayed for the sake of God’s own name, which He had sworn by, that He had told Abram (later, Abraham), “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gen 12:2-3).

Number 12:7-8 “But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord.”

This was right after “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married” and tauntingly, they asked “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it” (Num 12:2). God asked them, “Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and he departed” (Num 12:8b-9). It may have only been because Moses pleaded for their lives that God did spare them, but not of all of the consequences for speaking evil of their leader, Moses (Num 12:13). The point is, God spoke directly to His servant Moses and was as close to Him as to see “the form of the Lord.”

Acts 3:22 “Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.”

This verse comes right after the Apostle Peter had helped a lame man to walk but acknowledges that it is in Jesus’ “name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:16). Peter says to those gathered “in the portico called Solomon’s” (Acts 3:11) that they had “killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses” (Acts 3:15) and this was Him who Moses prophesied about that would be from among their own brothers (Judah), and they will “listen to him in whatever he tells you.” Part of this prophecy, found in Deuteronomy 18:15-19,  says “whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him” (Deut 18:19). Jesus said that He would speak the Father’s words in John 12:49: “For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.”

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Hebrews 11:24-25 “By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.”

Moses chose to go out with his own people, rather than remain in the nation where he was born. That’s because “He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible” (Heb 11:26-27). It was a display of faith when Moses “kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them” (Heb 11:28). That’s testimony against instant gratification and seeking eternal or permanent joy by being with God (Rev 21:3; 22:4).

Acts 26:22-23 “To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

Paul was trying to show King Agrippa, who knew the writings of the prophets and Moses, so he was only preaching what was written in the Scriptures of old. Even Moses wrote about the great prophet, the one to come, referring to Jesus Christ (Deut 18:15-19), and that this was what the Jewish leaders had access too as well as the king. Paul was appealing to the king’s knowledge of Scripture and since he believed in God, Paul was preaching what God has spoken through His word in order to prove that Jesus Christ was the Messiah or the Christ.

Mark 9:2, 4 “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.”

Just as Paul had mentioned Moses and the prophets, Peter, James, and John all witnessed Jesus transfiguration and the appearance of Elijah and Moses, who represented the law and the prophets. Jesus told them to tell no one, at least “until the Son of Man had risen from the dead” (Mark 9:9) and so “they kept the matter to themselves” (Mark 9:10a). This was a preview of the glory to come when Jesus returns in His full splendor of glory.

Acts 7:22 “And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.”

Moses had obviously had the best education you could receive at that time. He had very likely learned mathematics, geometry, construction, and that included “all the wisdom of the Egyptians,” so Moses was a very highly educated man. Well equipped to lead such a large nation. Moses was mighty in deeds and in words, before the Pharaoh and Israel as he was the mediator for the nation so God worked powerfully through Moses and all for God’s glory.

Conclusion

Moses is perhaps the most famous man in Jewish history. That’s good in one way but the Orthodox Jews in Jesus day just couldn’t see the Scriptures and how Jesus had perfectly fulfilled them, even down to the cross (Isaiah 53), but those who have repented and trusted in Christ see Him as Lord and Savior, but also as the King of kings. Paul writes, “we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1st Cor 2:7-8) since “these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God” (1st Cor 2:10).

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    Moses never existed Jack. The “jesus” story was written so to make it seem the prophecies were “fulfilled” ….a made up story Jack

    • Jack Wellman

      Prove it.

      • pud

        ARCHEOLOGISTS AGREE: MOSES NEVER EXISTED.

        The main book of Judaism, called the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament, “OT”) is filled with stories of a man called Moses, the story of Exodus and the persecution of Jews by an Egyptian king who allegedly enslaved them.

        The Torah is obvious mythology. The fact that it is fiction is obvious from Book 1, Page 1. The Earth is not 4000 years old. Cultures (unknown to the scribes) flourished much before. Written records and archeological evidence using carbon dating show man’s presence tens of thousands of years ago, probably over a 100,000 years ago. A million people cannot live in a vast desert (without water or food) in a hostile nation for 40 years–and leave no trace.

        The techniques of higher criticism showed that the Old Testament was weaved together out of four source documents and was produced much later than claimed.

        See “The Forgery of the Old Testament” by Joseph McCabe:

        http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/jo

        Also see: “The age of Reason”, Thomas Paine, in which Paine labels the OT as “spurious.”

        Furthermore, archaelogical and historical evidence has proven Moses, Exodus, Abraham, Joshua, King David, etc. to be basically myths copied from African and Eastern/Middle Eastern cultures.

        For eg., according to Prof. Ze’ev Herzog who teaches in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, in “Deconstructing the Walls of Jericho”, states as follows:

        “This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom…… Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology and the history of the Jewish people – and who once went into the field looking for proof to corroborate the Bible story – now agree that the historic events relating to the stages of the Jewish people’s emergence are radically different from what that story tells.” (in an article in the Jewish magazine Haaretz, as republished on):

        http://www.truthbeknown.com/biblemyth.htm

        For further evidence, see:

        http://www.umsl.edu/~thomaskp/prevoff.htm

        http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/chosen-peopl

        Book: The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom, by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy.

      • pud

        If you don’t care to read….

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl2IHrh101Q

      • pud

        If you were an honorable man who cared about what was actually true you wouldn’t fear watching this…

    • Sam Andrew

      It is very difficult to ‘prove’ any individual in history did or did not exist. One interesting view on this (please forgive any oversimplification of the basic premise) is that Moses was the chief ancestor (a famous tribal leader basically) of one group of tribes in ancient Israel, Abraham of another, and when these tribes over time came together into a more unified society/culture they integrated their various histories and stories of their ancestors together – hence you have a story about a Moses from Egypt, Abraham from Ur, both make a migration to Israel with their tribes, then later down the track their stories are put together by descendants and mythologized to create a united founding epic for the more united people. A few hundred years later someone writes it down (likely under royal patronage), puts a legalistic spin on Moses legacy to add ancestor prestige to a law code, and it in turn becomes a sacred work.

  • Nimblewill

    …14But their minds were closed. For to this day, the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed. 15And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.…

    • Jack Wellman

      Thank you…that is a great one. Should have included it.