I don't think it is B.O!


  I would say that Moses is a great example in inumerable respects. The fact that the meekest man that ever lived, lived to lead the largest army through an unlivable desert and brought that army to the brink of the greatest settlement ever made. All the while he was constantly turmoiled by the murmuring and back biting of his army. His beginnings and surroundings were unque, but as an individual he was no different than anyone else. Hebrews tells us he had to make a choice that is similar to what each of us have to make. And because he is included in that eleventh chapter, we know that he walked by faith even if we didn't read the Pentateuch.
  It is true that God regularly spoke to him personally and directly. One time those who overheard that conversation begged not to hear God's voice anymore. Beyond some exceptions, Moses was an ordinary man of God.
  Here is where I am making the point of this article. Because Moses was a man of God, he was not best buddies with those around him, not even his own brother or sister. They tried a couple of times to captalize upon his personal relationship with God. It is obvious that the closer we walk with God, the more distant we walk with our peers. I remember that as a young lad with several buddies, when I got saved and began to express my interest in spiritual things, my best buddies began to take a new place in my life. Partly by my choices and mostly by their choice. I did witness to them individually and tried my best to get them to come where I was going, but they didn't have the same eyes that I did.
  Through the years since, I have found the same reactions both in the Churches and outside the Churches I have been involved with. People who love the Lord and the things of the Lord dont mind my kinship and close relationship. People who are not comfortable with my conversation and interests very obviously avoid any close relationship with me. The many who do share my convictions and direction seem to seek my company and clearly enjoy the things of Christ that we have in common.
  As a minister of the Gospel, I have pretty well adjusted to that walk of life. I have found that any Christian who embarks to put Christ first in his or her life also has to undergo similar treatment by their peers and social contacts.
  Believe me the friends we make in the family of Christ are a lot friendlier than those friendships of the world.
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