The parallel passages to read beside this short chapter are the Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount when Elijah and Moses came to talk with Him about His coming exodus, His death. Moses, by God’s grace, did have a more wonderful entry into the Promised Land than he could ever have dreamed of.
* Dear God, there are none of us who do good, not one. Yet You are full of goodness to us – Thank You for the salvation that has come out of Zion to us, for Jesus.
“And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, none like him …”
We read this wonderful testament of Moses, a prophet of the Lord!
And this is a clear pointer for us to Jesus, the one who Moses was a type of (imperfect as we know).
A prophet like no other. One who the Lord knew face to face. Signs. Wonders. Rescuing God’s people. Mighty power.
These were true of Moses, but they are immeasurable more true of Jesus.
He brought truth, spoke truth, He prophesied truth.
He, God in the Person of the Son, knew God intimately.
Jesus’ deeds brought about a fear of God, a reverent and holy fear (as the mighty signs done in Egypt did).
Jesus rescued God’s people!
What other most fearful and dreadful deed do we point to but what we see in His death on the cross.
God at His own expense saving His people, sacrifice of the perfect lamb (without blemish or fault), made curse, slain from before the foundation of the world – all to rescue us!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Gracious Father God,
Thank You for the testimony of Moses, who You spoke with face to face.
Thank You that through Jesus we can speak with You face to face, because You dwell with us, little tabernacles for Your Spirit at work in us.
Thank You Lord – Father, Son and Spirit.