Summary: Moses led Israel out of Egypt as a goodly and proper man.


Leadership Traits


Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (June 25, 2017)

“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” (St. John 21:15-17, King James Version [Christ’s charge to Peter]}

Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus,

My brothers and sisters, leadership traits that were paramount in the days of old realistically spoke volumes to the children of God for love, loyalty, integrity, goodly and proper, respectively in the person of Peter, King Saul, and Job and now we talk about Moses was needed to make a difference in leadership. In review, Peter needed to prove he was capable of loving Jesus for three times Jesus asked him about his love for him; King Saul out of the House of Benjamin preferred rather to follow his men than to follow the instructions of God in battle as delivered to him through the Prophet Samuel in which his disloyalty to God caused him to lose his crown and his family to lose lineage as kings over Israel wherein Prophet Samuel did as God instructed him when he anointed King David out of the House of Judah; Job’s integrity stood the test of time suffering with boils from the sole of his feet to the crown of his head when he waited for God to turn restoring him twice of what he had but through it all he questioned a man’s life expectancy [“Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling? The Book of Job 7:1, KJV, Job wished for death] wherein, his supposed friend Bildad the Shuhite told him the life of a man was a mere shadow [“(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)”, 8:9]. Firstly, we found God did not say Bildad was job’s friend rather that he was Eliphaz’ friend which was evident in their talks that both Bildad and Zophar followed Eliphaz’ talks which rejected the integrity of Job forcing Job to defend his integrity in faith---a well-known leadership trait of his known by all:

“…the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have


not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job. And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” [42:7-10, Job submitteth himself to God]

We now talk of Moses who was observed to show goodly and proper leadership traits as a baby at the age of three months [“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.’ The Second Book of Moses 2:2, KJV, Moses is born; ”By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment,” The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle to the Hebrews 11:23, KJV, The worthy fruits of faith]. More importantly, for the purpose of furthering our talks along, it was Moses in a prayer who answered Job’s question about a man’s life expectancy, for Moses said in Psalms 90:10, “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, until we fly away” [ The Book Of Psalms, A Prayer of Moses the man of God, The happy state of the godly.] . Now when Moses was grown he spied on an Egyptian smiting one of his brethren and he slew him which caused the same Pharaoh who raised him in the palace as his sister’s son to want to slay him but Moses fled to the priest of Midian who had seven daughters of which he gave Moses his daughter, Zipporah and she bare Moses a son named Gershon for Moses said I have been a stranger in a strange land during the course of time pharaoh of Egypt died and Israel still in bondage to Egypt groaned and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob and renewed it with the suffering children of their forefathers [ The Second Book Of Moses Called Exodus 2:11-25]. God appeared before Moses as a burning bush and told him he was with him and that his presence with him would be a token unto him---to go tell Israel that God said He would bring them up out the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey---his favor upon Israel to free them from bondage letting them borrow from their neighbors and put the jewels on their sons and daughters---the jewels of silver, jewels of gold and raiment out of the Egyptians’ houses wherein they sojourned in slavery, so that Israel spoiled the Egyptians”, 3:1-22 [Message to Israel].Therefore, Moses a goodly and proper baby became the token of God Almighty God and the leader of Israel to accomplished a miraculous escape from bondage in Egypt which included a powerful rod that turned into a snake which ate Pharaoh’s snakes, plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, in addition the feeding of manna to the people [chapter 4- chapter 16],

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