The prayers of Moses reveal much to us about his Godly character. We often hear of the patience of Job, but as we read the Old Testament we see that Moses, too, was a man of great patience.
And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
Exodus 15:24-25, NKJV
“Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LORD.
Numbers 12:6-8a, NKJV
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.
Hebrews 11:23-29, NKJV
Prayers of Moses
The Bible is filled with the answered prayers of God's people; the above passages reveal much to us about the answered prayers of Moses. Moses was given the momentous task of leading a sinful and rebellious people of God out of Egypt and to the Promised Land. In spite of seeing miracle after miracle performed by God right before their eyes, the Children of Israel continued to complain and lose heart at every new obstacle.
In Exodus 15, the people ran out of water to drink; the only water available was bitter. As was most often the case, Moses fell down before God in prayer and cried out for the needs of the people. In this case, God showed Moses a tree which he was able to cut down and throw into the water making it safe to drink.
There are very few Bible men whom God singled out for their Godly character. God spoke to most prophets in dreams and visions; with Moses, however, God spoke face to face. God says of His faithful servant, Moses, I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LORD. We understand from this passage as well as many others in the Bible that there is a direct correlation between faith and answered prayer.
In the Bible's great Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11), seven verses are devoted to Moses. In reading of the great faith of Moses, is there any wonder that we read of so many answered prayers of Moses, or that he walked with God, face to face?
What about you? How many verses would be devoted to you in God's Hall of Faith? Do you lack faith? Do you pray? What is the first thing you do when everything goes wrong? Do you fall on your face before God and cry out for help and then get up and seek to solve the problem, or are you hurrying so fast to solve the problem yourself that you totally forget to seek God's wisdom in
In my own experience, these are very challenging questions to consider. As we continue to look at the men and women of the Bible whose prayers were answered, we will continue to see a direct correlation between their faith and their answered prayers.
Remember the answered prayers of Moses and pray that God would also grant you faith and answered prayers.