Summary: A sermon on why Moses would climb the mountain God told him he would die on

Going Mountain Climbing With God

Deut 32:48- 50 and Deut 34:1- 5

“Just as a servant knows that he must first obey his master in all things,

so the surrender to an implicit and unquestionable obedience must

become the essential characteristic of our lives.” Andrew Murray

Would you climb that Mountain? Why did Moses?

Why didn’t he

1 Despute to engage in argument or debate.

to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.

Exod 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who [am] I, that I should go unto

Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

Exod 4:1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me,

nor hearken unto my voice:

Signs Rod turned into a serpent and into a rod again. Hand turned leperous and

back to normal river water poured on the ground turned into blood

Exod 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I [am] not eloquent,

neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but

I [am] slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Exod 4:13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom

thou wilt send.

Phil 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Prov 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating

fool shall fall.

2. Delay

“I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His

plans.” ~ George Macdonald

Delayed obedience is disobedience.

As Christians it’s easy to delay obedience. Sometimes we just know the

right thing to do and we don’t want to do it. We choose to sin rather

than obey God. It grieves me when I do this. Yet I’m stubborn.

I want what I want instead of what God wants. So I delay obeying.

This is actually disobeying.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Ps 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Moses knew that God would

1. Be With Him

remember all the times the Jews turned their backs on Moses, talked about

him, tried to replace him, would have killed him.

Ex 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses,

Ex 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured

against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

Ex 17:3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured

against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast

brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and

our cattle with thirst?

Num 14: 1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and

the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured

against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said

unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or

would God we had died in this wilderness! 3 And wherefore hath the

LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives

and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return

into Egypt? 4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain,

and let us return into Egypt.

Num 14:10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the

glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation

before all the children of Israel.

Num 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel

murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have

killed the people of the LORD.

Ex 3: 11 And Moses said unto God, Who [am] I, that I should go unto

Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel

out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee;

2. Take care of him

Heb 13:5 [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be]

content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will

never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Not even in death

1Kgs 8:12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell

in the thick darkness.

Exod 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto

the thick darkness where God [was].

Ps 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is

overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is higher than I.

Deut 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and

with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

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