A Selfless Leader

One day the LORD said to Moses, “Climb one of the mountains east of the river, and look out over the land I have given the people of Israel. After you have seen it, you will die like your brother, Aaron, (‭Numbers‬ ‭27‬:‭12-13‬ NLT)

I love Moses’ reaction to being told he was going to die and not enter the promise land.

Did he pout?
Did he protest?

No, he prayed…
and not for himself but for the people and that God might give them a courageous leader and shepherd.

Then Moses said to the LORD, “O LORD, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community. 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.” (‭Numbers‬ ‭27‬:‭15-17‬ NLT)

If God speaks a difficult word to you or I today will our hearts respond like Moses? Will our prayers be for those around us?

May God grant us the power to love so completely.