not the best news

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not the best news

Deuteronomy 31:14-16 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 31:14 Yahveh said to Moses, ” Notice the time of your death is now approaching. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the conference tent so that I may command him.” When Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the conference tent,
Deuteronomy 31:15 Yahveh appeared at the tent in a column of cloud, and the cloud stood at the entrance to the tent.
Deuteronomy 31:16 Yahveh said to Moses, “Notice you are about to lie down with your fathers, and these people will soon prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will abandon me and break the covenant I have established with them.

not the best news

Imagine being Moses, and learning that this great covenant which you have promoted among your people would be soon abandoned and discarded by them. What a thing to learn at your retirement! It was not the best news.

Imagine being Joshua, and learning that this people you are about to take over the leadership of will not be loyal to the God who rescued them, but will seek a relationship with foreign gods instead. What a thing to learn as you are about to don the mantle of leadership! It was not the best news.

Both of these men of God were learning that the situation would not be the best. But they both clung to the God who is able to rescue them from an unpleasant future,and get the glory for the rescue.

Lord, the news we are learning is not the best, but we choose to trust you, even if we have to walk where we did not want to walk.


About Jefferson Vann

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