Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, March 23rd: Deuteronomy 32, Psalm 90, Deuteronomy 33-34 ~ Nathan
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Deuteronomy 32, Psalm 90, Deuteronomy 33-34
During and after today's reading I kept thinking back, wondering how Moses felt during his final days. It seems almost like a celebration of his time on earth, but with a small bit of sadness at him not being able to cross the Jordan.
In Deuteronomy 32 we read a basic summary of how the Israelites began and their history and future of disobeying and repenting. Moses went through a lot of this and felt frustrated many times. He was a special prophet who God set apart,
34:10 "Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,"
Moses himself frustrated God (sinned) as well, and for this he wasn't allowed to cross over into the promised land. It almost feels sad to read about Moses' final days, he went through an incredible journey in his life and finished strong. He sinned many times along the way, including murder, but God still used him to bring the Israelites out of slavery and to the brink of the promised land. Moses doesn't show bitterness here, for not being able to go the final step, it's like he accepts the role God had for him and was pleased to play the role he did. He was a true leader, but also a team player.
Am I happy to play a role in God's plan, even if I don't ever see the final results? Am I happy to play a small part, when I won't see any glory for it here on earth?
Maybe I can play a role in others coming to know Christ. It would be nice to be around and witness the joy the minute Jesus enters their life, but this person may need someone to sow the seeds long before someone else comes along to help them take that final step.
Same as how Moses helped lead the Israelites almost all the way to the promised land.