Thy Will Be Done – Deuteronomy 31-34

It is the end of Moses’ life, and the mantle of leadership is about to pass to Joshua. It is here that we witness one of God’s greatest servants die. Moses did not avoid his passing; he had prepared for this time (28-32). At 120 years of age, he had obeyed God’s will for his lifetime.

I am reminded of how one of the first deacons, Stephen, described another of God’s great servants: “For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers …” (Acts 13:36). One of our aims in life is simply to serve God’s purpose for our generation, and then fall asleep into the arms of God.

Michael Slater