“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.”
Deuteronomy 34:10-12 NKJV
Have you ever heard someone say something complimentary about another person, and you didn’t think that person deserved such a compliment? It would almost be like giving Hitler a compliment. Well…not that extreme! But imagine you think about all the baggage a person brings, and you can’t seem to come up with a compliment for that person.
This could have been the attitude toward Moses. Think about it for a moment! Moses was a murderer. He got so angry that he broke the original tablet (not Apple or Android) on which the Ten Commandments were etched. This man could not see the Promised Land, yet God has such a wonderful thing to say about Moses as He ends the book of Deuteronomy.
Let’s go a step further! When we come to Christ for salvation, our sin is erased. I will never be able to fully understand this beautiful truth, but God the Father can look on us because the righteousness of Christ has been applied to us. The Father can make such a beautiful statement about us despite our horrible past.
If someone has been radically changed by Jesus Christ, we cannot spend our time dwelling on that person’s past. God has forgiven it, and He can help us do the same.