Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 04 September 2023 (15th Monday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 90
- Psalm 107
- 2 Kings 2:2–18
- Ephesians 4:1–24
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 241–248
Today we commemorate Moses. Greatest amongst the Old Testament prophets, Moses spoke with God ‘face to face’. Moses’ life was divided into three parts of forty years each: First, he lived in Egypt in the royal court, having been rescued by the daughter of pharaoh (and the intervention of God); second, he lived as a shepherd in the land of Midian after fleeing Egypt; and, third, he led Israel during the wandering in the desert. Prohibited from entering the Promised Land due to disobedience at Meribah, Moses was nevertheless allowed to view the land from Mount Nebo, where he then died and was buried (in an unknown location) by God.