Today you should read: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Faithful until the end…
Can you imagine seeing it? After all of this time, after generations of promises, after the leading of God’s people through one of the most trying seasons in history, and after a lifelong test of leadership that was mixed with some significant failures, Moses stands and sees the land of promise.
Moses is not allowed to enter this land due to his disobedience to the Lord in one particular instance. Yet Moses has accepted his fate from the Lord. Moses had asked the Lord, in an earlier exchange, to change His mind by allowing him into the land. Yet, God said no. And what is interesting here is that Moses is said to be “as strong as ever.” Moses had life left, he had strength left, he could see, he was able to enter into the land if God had so desired. But God had different plans for him.
We face these situations in our lives. We want something, we want to keep going, we feel we are able to handle it, we ask God, and we see no reason that we should not receive what we asked; yet God has different plans. And in those moments the true question is, will we remain faithful?
Moses didn’t get what he wanted, or what we may think he deserved, yet he stayed faithful until the end. He blessed Joshua to take his place, he spent a long time recapping all that God had done and reiterating God’s commands, and now he is content with his fate.
Will you fight for godly contentment in the midst of your circumstances?
Ultimately, Moses had one great run. Never had a prophet known God face to face like Moses had. And Moses didn’t let a bitter ending ruin a better run. He was faithful until the end.
Posted: Sam Cirrincione