The Life of Moses

God reveals Israel's deliverance from Egypt, preparation at Sinai and march toward Canaan.

Perhaps no person in history, outside of Jesus Christ, has made such a profound impression on the world as Moses, the great lawgiver of Israel. Even so, God is the central focus. Lessons in leadership are a hallmark of this study.


Moses delivered an oppressed people from bondage, molded them into a renewed nation and received revelation from God with new moral standards and laws.

The Life of Moses is divided into four parts:

  • Deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 1-18)
  • Israel at Sinai (Exodus 19 to Leviticus 27)
  • The march toward Canaan (Numbers)
  • Moses' final days (Deuteronomy)

The Life of Moses Themes

From the moment God first appeared to him at the burning bush, Moses consistently turned his eyes toward God. As Moses responded to God in faith, the Lord developed his character as a mighty leader of His people.

Moses was a great man of prayer. Whether trapped between the Red Sea and the Egyptians or facing the people's rebellion in the desert, Moses laid his problems and his decisions before God.

Moses showed that great leadership requires humility. When attacked, Moses did not defend himself but laid the matter before God and waited for God's vindication. "Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth."

Facing Pharaoh, and subsequent challenges in the wilderness, Moses did not fear. Because Moses knew and trusted God completely, he had great courage in facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.

"God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: "I AM has sent me to you." ' "