Walking with God

The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 34

Moses lays down the mantle of leadership and it is laid upon the shoulders of another. Men and women come and go: even the greatest of them. God is the One who remains and who pursues his purposes through his servants.

But his servants are not forgotten. Moses and Elijah talk with Jesus (Matthew 17:3) and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are referenced by our Lord Jesus as examples of those who belong to the One who is not the God of the dead but of the living (Matthew 22:31-32; Mark 12:26-27; and Luke 20:37-38).

We who are Christ’s die into him, not away from him.

Keeping on with the Lord Jesus

Hebrews 3:7-19

This passage is a simple and straight forward appeal to continue steadfast until the end.

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today’, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.”

There are indeed spiritual ‘disciplines’ or activities which help maintain and develop our life in God. We should employ them. The task of encouraging one another in following the Lord is something we are all called to do and to receive. But beyond any of these is the grace and mercy of God to whom we are to look to maintain us as faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is able.

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