- Deut. 32:48-52; 33:1-29; 34:1-12
In today’s reading, the Scripture says:
Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.
Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses.
But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
(Deut. 34:1-12 NKJV)
Moses was a great man. He was certainly the greatest biblical figure since we read about Abraham. Moses was called to lead the children of Israel at the age of 80. He died at the age of 120. Because he chose the path of faithful obedience to GOD we are still talking about this man 3,500 years after he walked the earth. And children of GOD will talk of Moses for as long as life endures.
Moses was special because of the close relationship he had with GOD. GOD gave Moses the special honor of burying his body in a secret grave.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
(Psalm 116:15 NKJV)