Mount Nebo - Where Moses Viewed the Promised Land
In Deuteronomy 34:1-2, you can read about Moses standing at the edge of the Promised Land. At that place, you can see the beginning of the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem.
Moses spent his last days – the last moments of his life there – preaching the fear of God and obedience to His statutes to the Israelites.
In the picture above, you will see an iron structure that looks like a cross with a snake wrapped around it. This memorial stands in front of the view Moses had. This refers to the account of the Israelites in the Sinai who complained against God to Moses and God sent fiery serpents among the people. They bit the people and many died. You can read more about that in Numbers 21.
When you think of what will be said of you when you die—your eulogy—what comes to mind? For Moses, it was written that “there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face…” What a powerful statement. Jews consider Moses the greatest prophet to ever live. Other prophets would have to wait to hear from God and would receive revelations in dreams. Moses, on the other hand, would talk with God “as a man speaks to a friend.”
Moses did not waste his final days. He lived the statement, “If there’s still breath in your lungs…God’s not done.” Instead of being bitter because he was not able to settle in the Promised Land, he embraced the mission God had for him. The focus of the last stage in his ministry was making sure the next generation was equipped with the knowledge of God’s faithfulness.
Are you embracing the mission God has for you in your current life stage? Ask God to show you how He wants to refocus your life? What is it He would like you to do for Him? Like Moses, embrace the mission God has for you.
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