By Billie Hammers
Moses was a mighty leader of the people. He taught the children of Israel about serving Yahweh (God). He told them Yahweh loved them and would keep them in his care if they would listen and obey the rules that he gave to them.
Yahweh knew the things that would make his people sad and unhealthy. He wanted His people to be happy, healthy and prosperous.
Moses taught the people to love Yahweh more than anyone or anything. They were to always put their relationship with Yahweh first in their hearts, and never let anyone or anything come before him in their lives. He told them to love and care for each other, and never tell lies, especially about each other.
Moses told them that it was wrong to be jealous of what someone else had. They were to be glad for the other person and rejoice with them for what they had. They were to be thankful in all things. They must never steal, or take anything that didn’t belong to them. He told them it was wrong to take the life of another person. Yahweh did not want his people to kill each other. They should never be angry or let hatred enter into their heart.
When Yahweh made the world and all the things in it that has life, he set aside the seventh day as a day for rest. Yahweh called the seventh day the “Sabbath”. Moses taught Yahweh’s people to always keep the Sabbath day Holy. On the Sabbath they were to rest their bodies and give thanks to Yahweh for his love and care for his people.
Another thing Moses taught the people was to honor and obey their parents. They were to respect their mother and father. They were to be polite and courteous, showing kindness to those around them.
All the things Moses taught Yahweh’s people, Yahweh wants his people to remember and do them even at this present time. The reason Yahweh gave the laws to the people in the first place was because he knew they would help them to live full and happy lives. If we want to be happy and healthy we must live by Yahweh’s laws. They are laws of love and are not hard to follow. They are made for us, to help us understand what it takes for a full and happy life.
Moses led the people to the land that Yahweh had promised to them. While they were on their journey through the wilderness Moses asked Yahweh to give them food, because the people were complaining to Moses about being hungry. Yahweh gave them food from heaven. This food was called manna. The people gathered the manna each day to eat. Moses told them not to keep it overnight because it would spoil.
They were not to gather food on the Sabbath, so the day before the Sabbath, they were allowed to gather twice as much and keep the manna overnight and it would stay good to eat on the Sabbath.
Moses was a true leader of Yahweh’s people. He taught them about the love and care that Yahweh will always have for His people.
Yahweh wants leaders to teach and guide his people. To tell the people about his love and care for them. He wants them to be well and happy.
Do you think you would like to be a leader for Yahweh, and tell people about the love and care that Yahweh has for us?
If you love me keep my commandments.