Daily sermon from Joel osteen: THE HUMBLEST MAN ON THE EARTH


The Bible says of the life of Moses: “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of
the earth” (Numbers 12:3). Moses was the most humble man on the face of the earth, and God used himin a mighty way.

Many people think Moses was ignorant because of his humility, but in the New Testament, Stephen spoke very highly
of himby inspiration of the Holy Spirit: “And Moses was learned in all the wisdomof the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds” (Acts 7:22). Egypt was the greatest and most advanced nation of Moses’ day.

Moses had all the privileges of its universities. He was a mighty orator, and the Bible says that he was mighty in deeds.

God revealed to Moses that he would be the deliverer of the children of Israel, but he was not yet ready. In all his pride,
Moses slew an Egyptian who was fighting with a fellowHebrew.

He thought the children of Israel would understand that he was chosen to be their deliverer (Acts 7:23–25).

Moses felt he was well able to deliver the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. He had the ability to speak and do great works.

He was ready to do the job. He probably even felt that God had chosen himbecause of his great abilities!
Moses was a proud man. He felt he was sufficient, but he was not. He had the call of God upon his life, but he was not
ready for God to trust himwith that task.

Forty years later, on the backside of the desert, Moses had still not fulfilled the call of God. He felt defeated, but God
appeared to himin a burning bush and spoke to him: “Come now, therefore, and I willsend you to Pharaoh that you may
bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

But Moses said to God, ‘Who amI that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’ ”
(Exodus 3:10–11).
The first words that Moses spoke were, “Who amI?” Forty years before he had thought, Here I am! I am God’s
great deliverer! Here is a man who had all the skills and learning of the Egyptians and was mighty in word, yet Moses
argues, “O my Lord, I amnot eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I amslow of speech and slow of tongue” (Exodus 4:10). Was Moses lying? No!

He finally realized that without God he was nothing. Only by the power of God could he bring deliverance to the children of
God had to show Moses that he could depend on the power of God. “Then Moses answered and said, ‘But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, “The LORD has not appeared to you.” ’ So the LORD said
to him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ He said, ‘A rod.’ And He said, ‘Cast it on the ground.’ So he cast it on the ground, and it
became a serpent; and Moses fled fromit.

Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Reach out your hand and take it by the tail’ (and he
reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand), ‘that they may believe that the LORD God of their
fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you’ ” (Exodus 4:1–5).

Moses later marched out of Egypt with two million slaves, waving the rod of God in his hand. This time, God was with him. Moses learned to reign in life through the spirit of

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