"And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered "(Numbers 27:12-13).
Today's Morsel:Do you ever feel for Moses? Scripture says that Moses was a very humble man. I often wonder what it must have been like trying to lead all those people. Moses' problems really weren't caused by followers, it was caused by those in leadership. If the leadership had gotten in line and become obedient to the heavenly calling, Moses could have led the people into the Promised Land without any loss of life. You see, when leadership rebels, followers are going to rebel as well. What I have found in leadership is, if those in leadership start complaining, look out, because it's like a wild fire getting ready to start. We are told, "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you" (Hebrews 13:17). You know, when you review Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, there were a lot of people who lost their lives because they rebelled against spiritual authority. What a price to pay for disobedience. Paul said that 23,000 died in one day because of fornication (1 Corinthians 10). Don't think that Moses didn't make it to heaven. For we see him and Elijah meet with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17). He just wasn't allowed to lead the people into the Promised Land. When you understand that your pastor has to give an account for you to God, shouldn't you consider obedience? Jesus was obedient to His father and He is our example.
Sing: To be like Jesus! To be like Jesus! On earth I long to be like Him. All through life's journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him!