THEY BOWED THEIR HEAD AND WORSHIPED
Moses had been given a commission by the Lord and as he was obedient to what God had said to do there were blessings of many kinds bestowed upon him.
I notice that one of the first things that happened was Moses was reunited with his family. I can imagine what a reunion it was for Moses to see his brother and sister after forty years. There was old friends and family members that may have wondered what ever happened to Moses.
The Scriptures tell us Moses and Aaron went and gathered all the elders of the children of Israel together. Here is a wise decision. There should never be any thing done until the elders are talked with. There is more wisdom found when the elders of a church come together.
Isaiah 1:18 has a beautiful example of what coming together will do. The Lord said, Come now, and let us reason together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
The Israelites had come together for a purpose. Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses, and did all the signs in the sight of the people. It appears that the most important thing today is for the church to be speaking the words of the Lord to the people today, and I believe that if we speak the word of the Lord today some of the signs we see will be changed lives and there will be joy and rejoicing over families being reunited, men and women will start loving one another and hatred and anger will decrease.
The people believed. "And when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped." Several things should be said about this Scripture, "The people believed." Isaiah 53:1, asked, "Who hath believed our report?" Using this question, we need to ask ourselves, have we believed the report that God has given us of his Son and what have we done with this report?
There came a time that the Lord visited the children of Israel. Here is the turning point of any person's life. Jesus came near to Jerusalem and wept over the city for they knew not the time of their visitation. If Israel had only known the peace and joy that belonged to them they no doubt would have responded differently to the Lord when he come to them. How do we respond to the Lord when he visits us? Many times he is in our midst in so many ways. Once he said, "I was in prison and you visited me, I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you clothed me, and they said Lord when were you in prison, hungry or naked? Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my little ones you have done it to me was his reply. Matt. 25:34-40.
And then they bowed their heads and worshiped. Here is a real picture of what kind of people the children of Israel really were. They listened to the report and bowed their heads and worshiped. How do we respond to the good news of what Christ Jesus has done for us? Do we bow and worship or do we ignore?