Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Blog For Your Sabbath Day: Moses 1:25-42

In the course of doing my Gospel Doctrine scripture study, I perused Moses 1: 25-42 and I was treated to a unique and more thorough perspective on the classic creation story. Here, Moses gets the vision I wouldn’t mind catching a glimpse of, but scriptures and telescopes must suffice.

Here, Moses has been called by God to lead this new dispensation of time, and become the prophet and lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage. And like so many prophets called to preach the gospel to a people absent of such knowledge, Moses is given, as it were, the grand tour so that he can see the majesty of Heavenly Father’s existence and purpose, in so far as we, his children, are concerned.

25 And calling upon the name of God, [Moses] beheld his glory again, for it was upon him; and he heard a voice, saying: Blessed art thou, Moses, for I, the Almighty, have chosen thee, and thou shalt be made stronger than many waters; for they shall obey thy command as if thou wert God.
26 And lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days; for thou shalt deliver my people from bondage, even Israel my chosen.
27 And it came to pass, as the voice was still speaking, Moses cast his eyes and beheld the earth, yea, even all of it; and there was not a particle of it which he did not behold, discerning it by the spirit of God.
28 And he beheld also the inhabitants thereof, and there was not a soul which he beheld not; and he discerned them by the Spirit of God; and their numbers were great, even numberless as the sand upon the sea shore.
29 And he beheld many lands; and each land was called earth, and there were inhabitants on the face thereof.
30 And it came to pass that Moses called upon God, saying: Tell me, I pray thee, why these things are so, and by what thou madest them?

Oh, yes. A great, great question...