The Danger of Presumption (Part 1)
In Exodus 33, Moses talks with God on Mt. Sinai. It’s time for the Israelites to continue their journey, but before they leave the mountain, Moses says, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
Here is Moses – a leader raised in Pharaoh’s house and taught the wisdom of Egypt; a leader toughened by 40 years of tending flocks in the wilderness; a leader who had just successfully defied the most powerful ruler in the world; a leader who had seen God defeat the most powerful army in the world; a leader who had successfully set his people on the path to the promised land.
It would have been easy for Moses to presume that his gifts and abilities were enough to lead the people. Instead, Moses begged God to go with him.
No matter what their experiences, gifts, and abilities, Godly leaders avoid the danger of presumption.
Have you allowed confidence in God to become confidence in self? Why not take a moment today and plead with God to go before you in everything He has called you to do?
Only the power of God is strong enough to win the Battle for Men’s Souls.
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