Day 198 Moses Hit The Age Limit

Hi there!

As I was pondering about life, I read that Moses died at 120 years old and I remember God’s oath at Genesis 6:3 before He destroyed the earth with flood.

Genesis 6:3 

And Yahweh said, ‘My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that He also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.’

God said man’s life should just be 120 years old!! Well after the flood, some people outlived the age limit God decreed. And let’s leave that out as God’s secret.

But looking into Moses’ life, the only human being who was able to speak to God face to face (Deuteronomy 34:10) without a lot of riddling dreams or visions but direct to the point messages.

In Deuteronomy 31:1-2, Moses said that he can’t continue on in leading Israel and he needs a new leader to anoint before he dies. And that only means, he knew he would die. And in Hebrew culture, whether a person dies by natural cause of by suicide, that person made sure his household is in proper order.

Deuteronomy 34:7

And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

So this blog post is about to show the correlation between Genesis 6:3 and about Moses’ life in Deuteronomy. It was a fun realization for me. You see, not all people could stoop up to Moses’ level of familiarity with God. And it simply amazes me how his life ended still within the will of God.

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