Moses’ pep talk continues, but by the end of Chapter 3, we start getting a sense of purpose – and a sad one at that. Moses is saying goodbye. He takes three chapters, though, before he even hints about it. We could learn a lot from his format:
1. Shames and points out wrongs
2. Builds back up, edifies
3. Glorifies and reminds
4. Edges his way into the topic he really needs to emphasize – the next stage.
It’s going to be a big one, too. Not only will Moses pass his leadership on to Joshua, but he will not even be around anymore to mentor. Poof. He’ll just be gone.
He’s been there from the beginning. The Israelites have never known another leader. The way God allowed them to prepare for that transition is beautiful. He didn’t just strike Moses dead and leave them to figure it out. He instructed, guided and directed Moses’ every word, down to this last speech.
We don’t always get this privilege, and sometimes when we do, we don’t take advantage of it.
Writing prompt: preparation
Can you think of a time when you could have been better prepared? If you could go back, what would you have done differently? Or maybe there is a time when you completely nailed it. Either way, use your experience to write an article about 5 ways to prepare for [you choose].