Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 20 – Moses

moses - the ten commandments

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Moses?

Context (Exodus thru Deuteronomy):   God raised up Moses to be the human leader of God’s People (Israel).  He led them out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, he received the 10 commandments for them, established the priesthood, led the people through the desert for 40 years and finally, just before he died, he gave them a final reminder speech at the brink of them going into the Promised Land.

At first Moses questioned God’s choice of him as a leader, but God convinced Moses it was not about him, but about God and what God could do through his chosen human instrument.

Moses led a rebellious people who, whenever hardship occurred, began to complain and wish they were back in slavery in Egypt.  Moses remained faithful to God and as a result, through Moses, God did miracle after miracle to show that God had not abandoned His people and that He would provide what they needed when they needed it.

Key Life Learnings:

  • God can use anyone if they trust Him (Exodus 3)  When Moses doubted God’s choice of him to lead the people, God told Moses, “I will certainly be with you”.  When Moses asked what he would tell the people when they questioned Moses’ selection, God told him to say “I AM has sent me to you”.  The point is, it is God who does the selection and the empowering of leaders.  It is not about them, but about the one who sent them.  What about you?  Is there something God is calling you to that seems too BIG a task.  What are you looking at?  The Task?  Yourself?  Or at God who can handle God sized tasks, no sweat.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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