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Text:
“Now the man Moses was very meek above all the men which were upon the face of the earth” - Numbers 12:3

Comment:

Moses was a humble leader. This he demonstrated by his patience and tolerance in dealing with the children of Israel. There was a time when the Israelites journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom. They complained against God and Moses on account of weariness. They said “Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water and our soul loatheth this light bread.” Numbers 21:5.

God Almighty sent serpents to bite the children of Israel so that many of them died. Moses was patient and humble in that he prayed for them and followed instructions which involved making a serpent of brass so that those who looked to it lived. - Numbers 21:7-9.

There was also another occasion when Moses delayed to come down from the mount that the children of Israel made a golden calf and worshipped it. God Almighty was angry and was to destroy them but Moses said “Yet now if thou will forgive their sin-; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou has written”. (Exodus 32:32) Here again, Moses showed tolerance, patience and humility in dealing with the people. As a leader, one will be offended and provoke now and again. One should not always react and respond on every issue. That is evidence of meekness and forbearance. With that approach, one will lead well by the grace of God.

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