11Some time after that, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his kinsfolk and witnessed their labors. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsmen. 12He turned this way and that and, seeing no one about, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand 13When he went out the next day, he found two Hebrews fighting; so he said to the offender, “Why do you strike your fellow?” 14He retorted, “Who made you chief and ruler over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Moses was frightened, and thought: Then the matter is known!  15When Pharaoh learned of the matter, he sought to kill Moses; but Moses fled from Pharaoh. He arrived in the land of Midian, and sat down beside a well.     Exodus 2/11-15 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

In the seventh of his thirteen principles of faith, the Rambam writes:

We believe that [Moses] is the father of all the prophets before and after him, all of whom were beneath him in stature. He was chosen above all mankind, achieving a greater knowledge of the Almighty than anyone before or since. Moses reached a level that surpasses human attainment and approximates the angelic.

Essential to our faith is the belief that Moses was the greatest person to ever live or that ever will live. What enabled and empowered Moses to actualize human potential more than anyone else? How did he achieve this unparalleled lofty level that can never be and will never be replicated?

The answer can be found in the Torah where it describes Moses, “And the man Moses was more humble than any other person” (Numbers 12:3). Moses’ modesty and unpretentiousness allowed him to see himself as a vessel to serve the Almighty, improve the world and be of service to others. He had absolutely no ulterior motive of elevating his brand or increasing his name recognition or his net worth. His pure intent and practice combined with his unsurpassed potential made him the ideal medium for God to communicate through.

(From: Moses and the Secret of Greatness at Aish.com).

 

Commentary:

Moses was a person who murdered a man, hid the body and when discovered ran from his crime and then became a person more humble than any other man. He was chosen above all mankind, achieving a greater knowledge of the Almighty than anyone before or since.

G-d has read with me all of the Torah. When we read G-d puts visions of the stories in my mind as He would have me see them, not as they really were.

In the stories of Moses He was always showing me and telling me “behind the scene” stories. In them Moses was put through the same ordeal I am put through to temper my soul and spirit and humble me in G-d’s ways to serve His purpose as the man who offered himself for guilt (Isaiah 53).

It is an ordeal that includes an incredible amount of G-d’s power upon and through the spirit and soul of a man. It is a painful process and takes years of G-d’s time day in and day out. He incites and brings out the emotions of a man with chastisement and punishment and tempers and cleanses them in His power.

When G-d uses His power to change the soul of a man or otherwise in His creation it is an event not to be taken lightly. G-d enjoys watching creation unfold naturally as He knew it would not as He can make it happen. That is nothing to Him. If He thinks it and wills it, it is.

G-d’s purpose with me is to complete the unfulfilled prophecies of the Tanakh. To do this the power He will use is the power He uses over me. I am to write what He has me write, speak what He has me speak and do as He tells me to do. And His purpose will prosper.

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