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The Moses Work and the Joshua Work - Presbyterian Reformed ...

God called Moses to be the man to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt and guide them for 40 years. Moses previous 80 years of life had been preparation for this challenging assignment from God. Leading the people of Israel was not easy and was often grueling and frustrating for Moses. Moses was the leader God used to lay the foundation for the nation of Israel as He formed this people into a nation. Moses was the right leader for the purpose the Lord had for the Hebrew people. The Lord called on one of the world’s greatest leaders at this crucial time in their history.

If Moses was building a house, he was person who built the foundation, but the Lord was the architect. After the foundation was complete, God would need a different type of person to put up the walls. The next person would require different gifts and a different temperament. That person would be Joshua, who was Moses’ faithful assistant through the years.

Num. 27:15 Then Moses said to the Lord, 16 “O Lord, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community. 17 Give them someone who will guide them wherever they go and will lead them into battle, so the community of the Lord will not be like sheep without a shepherd.” 18 The Lord replied, “Take Joshua son of Nun, who has the Spirit in him, and lay your hands on him.[1]

What kind of leaders does God use? God uses people of faith.The Bible says in Heb.11And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. [2]

As a person of faith, the Lord wants to use you in this era to a leader. Like Moses and Joshua, you were born at a certain time and place for a reason. God has a plan. Pray and seek the Lord and ask Him to give you the strength, insight and courage to carry it out His amazing plan for your life. Jer.29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.[3]

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

One thought on “Different Leaders for Different Times

  1. Debbie Taylor says:

    Love that message !

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