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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Moses


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The name (as the margin of our Bibles states) means drawn out The illustrious history of Moses forms so large a page in the sacred volume of the Old Testament, that it supersedes the necessity of saying much about him here. He was a faithful servant in the house of the Lord: this is the character given of him by the Holy Ghost. (Hebrews 3:2.) And a blessed testimony it is! But the same testimony gives him no higher a character than a servant of Christ; and Moses himself thought this an honour high enough. He was a type himself of the law which he was commissioned to deliver; for as he was not permitted to enter into the promised land, so he thereby represented that the law could not bring God's people into Canaan, and consequently not into heaven, of which Canaan was a type. It is Jesus alone that can do this; "The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17.)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Moses'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/m/moses.html. London. 1828.

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Saturday, October 24th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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