Quality Of Life Part One

Each time I finish reading Exodus through Deuteronomy, I give pause to the end of Moses’ life. I reflect on the fact that he lived in constant stress. Think about how he led the children of Israel when they were rebelling against his authority. He heard their murmurs and complaints. 

The last chapter of Deuteronomy is a brilliant display of God’s man who served him with quality of life to his last breath. In Deuteronomy 34:1-4 the Lord showed Moses what he had forfeited through his disobedience. 

Verse 5 leaves me breathless. It says, “So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.” It was the Lord who buried him. Read verse 7 carefully. Visually see in your mind the quality of his life. It says, “Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.”

How did Moses’ body not break down through all the stresses? In our day, many diseases are rooted in unmanaged stress. I want to take you back to God’s gallery to capture some pictures of Moses’ and the Lord’s relationship.

If you remember, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses’ leadership. In Numbers 12:2 it says that the Lord heard it. Then He called the three of them into the tent of meetings. It would be equivalent to an old saying of being taken out to the woodshed. He highlighted His relationship in 8. It says, “…I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings…”

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