“So Moses brought their case before the Lord.” 27:5
I love the parallel we see between Jesus and Moses in this chapter. Can you imagine Jesus hearing our prayers and taking the agreeable requests to the Lord, like Moses did for the daughters of Zelophehad? He advocates for these women, who are bravely defending their position and asking for more; not an easy task at this point in culture!
Later, did you notice Moses’ response when God reminded him that he won’t be joining his people in the Promised Land?
“O Lord, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community.” 27:16
He doesn’t plead his own case or whine at the consequences of his sin, he looks out for his people. He wants to make sure his sheep have a shepherd!
As we near the end of Moses’ time with the Israelites, take a minute to reflect on his leadership.
How does he lead like Jesus does?
How does he fail to lead like him?
What can we learn from Moses? As followers and as leaders?