After forty years of schooling, God sent Moses to the backside of the mountains and deserts to herd four-legged sheep for his father-in-law. After forty years herding the sheep of his wife’s father, Moses met God at a burning bush. After that day and until his death, Moses herded two-legged sheep for his heavenly Father. After spending forty years in the sheep herding business, Moses was sent by God back to old Pharaoh’s country. Here God had another plan all made. He had Moses drown that old king. Then God had Moses write the laws, not only for the Egyptians, but, if you please, sir, a collection of laws that was to be the foundation of all the laws ever to be written by mortal man in any age of the world.
The laws of Moses are for every nation and kindred and tongue and people, and the best proof on earth that the laws of Moses were inspired is the fact that every atheist and agnostic and skeptic and infidel who has ever lived since the laws of Moses were written has hated them with a perfect hatred. They all have said, “Down with the laws of Moses and up with our laws.” But I am glad to say that their laws died in the same generation in which they themselves lived. Yet, after thirty-five hundred years of hard and bitter attacks on Moses’ laws, the laws are still God’s standard by which a lost world is governed. When Jesus came on the scene and met the devil in the three greatest battles ever fought, He knocked the devil out three times with the laws of Moses.
Some years back, right in the nation where I have been preaching the gospel of Christ for sixty-one years, a great American infidel arose and came to the front challenging the laws of Moses. For twenty-five years this brilliant gentleman went up and down the country like a roaring lion, seeking whom he might devour. From the people he collected five hundred dollars a night so he could show them the mistakes and blunders of Moses. That was after Moses had been in heaven for thirty-five hundred years. And, thank the Lord for this one fact, that after that infidel gentleman had been dead for only twenty-five years, no man could go up and down the nation and collect off of the people even fifteen cents a night to lecture about the mistakes he made. This shows the greatness of Moses.
You can’t really make a comparison between Moses and the infidel gentleman. They simply won’t compare. It is like comparing the Atlantic Ocean to the little pond in your barnyard. In your pond are raised mosquitoes, while in the Atlantic Ocean whales are raised. No comparison there, men. You just have to smile and give in. The laws of Moses are as unmovable as the Rocky Mountains — they have come to stay. The laws of the skeptic are like molehills that can be moved any day in the week or can be plowed under and never heard tell of again. Thank God for something that abides!
St. Paul, referring to Moses and the prophets, said, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” For all this we say, “Amen,” and “Glory to Jesus,” for we have something to stand on which the unbelievers can’t shake.
If every American citizen were to live according to the laws of Moses, we would have empty jails and the banks would be as safe open as they now are when they are locked and bolted and guarded. Here in our country, one-half of the people are making iron safes to keep their money in, while the other half are sitting up at night to see how to blow them open. It is man against man and gun against gun. The jails are full, and it makes no difference how heinous a crime a man commits, there is always a lawyer who will defend him and plead for him as though he were pleading for the life of the best citizen in the nation. And nine times out of ten the laws that we have made in our countries are defeated and fail to accomplish the good for which they were intended. Help us, Lord!
Robinson, Reuben A. (Bud). The Collected Works of 'Uncle Bud' Robinson (Kindle Locations 4537-4569). Jawbone Digital. Kindle Edition.