Even great leaders make mistakes
WHAT WILL YOURS COST YOU AND OTHERS
Moses was a great leader. He had courage, faith and compassion. He worked for and loved the Lord. He loved God’s people.
The Bible reads in 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.” Moreover, in verse 10 it says: ” And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.”
Wow-an untimely death or God’s wisdom?
The Lord told Moses on mount Nebo he would die there.
“Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet thou shall see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land whcih I give the children of Israel.” Deuteronomy32:51-52.
There is no record where Moses questioned God, or tried to reason with Him regarding his plight – he simply obeyed.
He blessed the tribes of Israel before ascending again to mount Nebo where he would “sleep” as his brother had before him in mount Hor.
I wept during my study of this passage today. Searching my heart, considering if I would be able or willing to do the same. Whether a “leader” or not in God’s Kingdom, do we, as Christian’s find ourselves willing to obey all of God’s commandments. Or do we kick and scream about those things we “have” to do?
Are we guilty of failing to praise our Lord Jesus for everything He has given us?
While we live under a dispensation of grace as a result of Jesus’ death on the cross, we are not released from “obedience” to God’s word. We all make mistakes, we all stumble and sometimes we fall. Let’s get up and remember what all our great leaders and elders have shown us by example. Let us live for the Lord with gladness in our hearts.
There is coming a judgement day for us all. Where will we find ourselves?
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