Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
I have always had many thoughts about this scripture.
First, no one knows where Moses is buried. According to Deuteronomy 34, God buried him.
So why would the devil want his body?
Perhaps for a mock resurrection.
I doubt that since Satan does not have the power of life. He is a murderer, not a healer.
Perhaps to disrupt God’s plan, after all, Moses makes an appearance to Jesus, Peter, James, and John in Matthew 17 and again, in my opinion, in Revelation 11:1-6.
Again, I doubt Satan knows the full plan of God as to interfere with them.
However, Moses is a great leader for the Hebrews.
He is a deliverer, a Lawgiver, and a great judge.
As is human nature, we admire great people.
We erect statues, name buildings after them, and make a shrine of their final resting place.
Maybe Satan did not want the body of Moses but wanted to reveal the location of the burial.
That could stop the Israelites in their steps.
They would move no further.
They would raise a temple over his resting place, build a city, and call it Mosesville.
Okay, perhaps that is a bit of a stretch.
Regardless, Michael did not bring a reviling accusation against Satan.
Michael, whose name means “he who is like God,” said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Like us, there is no power in this mighty archangel but there is power in the Name of the Lord.