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Moses: When Greatness and Humility Collide (The Story: Chapter 6)

Moses is the greatest and most foundational leader of the Old Testament. Although the promise to become a great nation came through Abraham and the tribes through Jacob, scripture tells us of Moses' unique greatness--no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses--and his humility--Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth. (Deuteronomy 34:10 and Numbers 12:3)

What made Moses so great? Through Moses the Israelites were rescued from Egypt, gathered in their first worship space, received the law, and led through the wilderness to the promised land. 

He was a thorough leader, describing God's plan in detail so that the Israelites could be faithful to God in their worship and relationships. 

He was a resilient leader, able to withstand the pressures and critiques of his followers. He was an advocate for his people, pleading with God to be gracious to them in spite of their stubbornness and grumbling.  
He was a faithful leader, consulting with God before com…