Monday, October 20, 2014
Wonderful scriptures are offered to us this week in the lectionary. Those passages include: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17, Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Matthew 22:34-46.
Deuteronomy 34:4-5 – The LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.” Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command.
I have read this passage numerous times, and I have always felt bad for Moses that he didn’t get to enter the land for which he had worked so hard to deliver his people. And yet, Moses got to see that his life work was not in vain…that his faith journey was going to bear fruit. What a glorious gift from God.
Everlasting God, thank you for those times when we can see that our faith work helped others. Amen.