the future without us

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the future without us

Deuteronomy 31:1-3 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 31:1 Then Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel,
Deuteronomy 31:2 saying, “I am now 120 years old; I am no longer able to continue to go out and come in. Yahveh has told me, ‘You will not cross the Jordan.’
Deuteronomy 31:3 Yahveh your God is the one who will cross ahead of you. He will exterminate these nations before you, and you will drive them out. Joshua is the one who will cross ahead of you, as Yahveh has said.

the future without us

There comes a time in a leader’s life when he or she realizes that there are no more battles. The only battle left for Moses was an internal one. He would have to muster the courage to help Joshua transition to full leadership. He had one more task — climbing the mountain he would die on. He had spent the last third of his life doing something that he is no longer able to continue. He knew this day would come, but it is never easy to transition to nothing.

But Moses has confidence in the future of this nation, because he knows Joshua, and more importantly, he knows the source of his own ability and strength. There is hope for the future because the Lord is still there.

Lord, thank you for your permanent power and presence. That is our confidence for the future without us.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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