I remember my Daddy taking me to Elite Cinema Hall in Calcutta, India, when I was just a boy. We watched the movie “The Ten Commandments."
Watching the film, I believed Moses had it so easy. While thousands of people spend their entire lives on cold Himalayan mountains in search of truth and God, Moses went up a single mountain and immediately found God.
While I learned to read and write in school, Moses did not even have to try. God wrote for him.
The modern day equivalent might be sitting on a couch, eating popcorn and watching television, and in the same moment, voila, your life is organized with only ten remaining items on your to-do list.
For the rest of us poor, mortal men to whom God has not yet spoken as clearly, we have to get up in the morning and spend most of the day just figuring it out!
However, here are four thoughts about Moses that we can consider:
1. Moses left the crowd.
Lesson #1: You have to be willing to walk a lonely road.
2. Moses climbed the mountain.
Lesson #2: You have to work hard to get where God wants you to be.
3. Moses spent time praying while everyone else had a party.
Lesson #3: You have to focus on the important things in life.
4. Moses came down to share.
Lesson #4: You have to communicate what you gather.
Considering these lessons and adding to them Moses’ wilderness journey, I suddenly do not feel so jealous of Moses. He received his 10 and acted on them. You are getting four. How will you use them?
"Wisdom is knowing what to do; virtue is doing it.” - (Anonymous)