Monday, July 11, 2011

Our Mount Nebos

Deuteronomy 34:4 KJV

And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

I've been thinking about Moses lately and the message we, today, can glean from his life.
Moses was truly one of the greatest heroes of our faith! However, he was not a perfect man. In fact, he was a murderer, yet he was one of the mightiest prophets ever. Today, we can use the picture of Moses to remind us that it doesn't matter where we've been, God can use any vessel that is totally surrendered to him.
I think of how God brought Moses onto the Mt. Nebo and showed him all of the Promised Land, but Moses never got to enter the land. Don't you think this was bittersweet? Almost like a mother holding her newborn baby when she knows the baby won't be on this earth with her long. She needs to hold the little one and kiss him, but she aches for the future she's denied with him.
There may be a work God had for you that requires your devotion, labor, and maybe the surrendering of your life, but He may never let you experience the fruits of your labor, like Moses. David experienced this as well. He desired to build the temple but the Lord denied him. He prepared, but never got to see the temple.
If God has you in a work that seems fruitless, take heart in that you are not alone! If this work is of the Lord have faith that fruits will come, whether or not they come in your lifetime!
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