Leaders come and go in their season but God remains the same.
We see this as Moses informs the people in Deuteronomy that He is soon to die. Joshua will be commissioned as the next leader.
God tells Moses that the people he has led out of Egypt will turn to other gods once they get to the promised land.
They will break their covenant with God and it will bring them into captivity once again.
I can imagine how heartbreaking this must have been for Moses to hear. He had led them out of Egypt and told them all the blessings that God would provide if they remained faithful to Him.
Moses had to have been grieved. No leader wants to see that his work has been in vain.
However, it never was about the leader. Moses isn’t the focus but rather God’s sovereign plan and work throughout history in the lives of His people.
He is a God of hope and forgiveness.
Yes, Israel will fail time and time again, yet God will forgive them if they just repent and turn back to Him.
He offers the same to us.
God kept it very simple. “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult or beyond your reach.” Deut. 30:11.
God doesn’t make following Him hard, His people do.
There is no excuse for a rebellious, self willed heart. He provides a way.
“No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it.” Deut. 30:14
Lord, thank you today for your word that I can read, your commands that I can follow, your forgiveness that can restore me when I go my own way. You alone are God, no other can compare.