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Daily Devotional | Moses Names a Successor

  • October 25, 2021 | Deuteronomy 31:6

How could a legend like Moses be replaced? God had a plan for this very important transition, and Moses was obedient to it. On one hand, it may seem as if Moses’ life ended with disappointment. Because of his earlier sin, God did not allow him to enter the promised land (see October 20). He was, however, permitted to see it from a distance (vv. 12–14). Rather than sulking about what he could not do, Moses’ response was a worshipful petition: He asked the Lord to appoint the next leader, so that the people would not be left “like sheep without a shepherd” (vv. 15–17).

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From the Editor

Jamie Janosz sitting at a computerWhen you think about Moses do you picture a helpless baby floating down the river in a basket? Or maybe you think of an older, respected man of God, descending from a mountain to deliver the Ten Commandments?

There is a great deal more to learn about this epic biblical character. Join Today in the Word author Brad Baurain as we follow the life of Moses during his time in the luxurious grandeur of the Egyptian palace and through the parched and barren desert, leading God’s people towards the Promised Land.

This month it is our prayer that you will:

  • Understand who Moses was and his important place in biblical history
  • Recognize the godly qualities displayed in the life of Moses
  • Learn what it means to follow God with faith, prayer, and obedience

As always, thank you for studying God’s Word with us!

Jamie Janosz
Managing Editor

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