"Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any other person on earth". Numbers 12:3. This verse highlights Moses's exceptional humility, emphasizing his unique character as a leader and prophet. It stresses the qualities of modesty, selflessness, and a lack of arrogance despite Moses' exceptional abilities. Moses recognized his uniqueness and the fact that he had been selected by G-d to free the Jewish people from slavery and to receive the Torah on their behalf. Moses also believed that if G-d would have given his talents to someone else, that person would have been able to reach a level much higher than he had.
This is why Moses is the source of real humility. He recognized that his abilities were not self-derived but bestowed upon him by a higher power. Whatever superiority we may have, we should always give praise to G-d rather than ourselves. This enables us to appreciate and positively view other individuals.
Moses' humility, though, was driven by another factor. He witnessed due to his prophecy the Moshiach generation as well as his generation. He felt humbled by the concealment and the constraints of the Moshiach period in comparison to the Divine illumination of his generation. It filled him with humility and appreciation when he saw our generation.
The confidence of Moses was not confidence in his own self. He had no self. He was but an agent of Above, where there is infinite G-dliness. This is why Moshiach will be the most powerful king ever, his humility will make him a vessel for G-dly power with no bounds.
Moses's humility serves as a model for us to approach life with modesty, and a willingness to learn and grow. By embracing humility, we can cultivate a mindset of service towards others, and intensify the spreading of the seven Noahide commandments.
Rabbi Moshe Bernstein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfill Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".