Wednesday March 17, 2021
Text: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Theme: Important Transitions in Life -Looking Ahead
Important transitions in life: looking ahead this is the topic that brings us to the end of our studies in Deuteronomy. Death, they say, is a necessary end that must come when it will. However, God has enshrined eternity in the hearts of men except that no one can find out what he is doing from beginning to the end (Ecclesiastics 3:11). For this reason, man is always scared when it comes to death and dying. Death is not natural to man. It is an aberration to God’s perfect design, unfortunately initiated by sin. Glory be to God for Jesus has changed the course of history by his death and resurrection. Therefore, even now, there is life beyond the grave.
Moses the man of God lived a fulfilled life and went to the grave at a good old age. He died a contented man without any bitterness. His life is full of examples for anyone who aspires to receive God’s accolades. See verse 7:
And Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated
Moses was born an ordinary boy. Yet he lived to be one of the greatest men in history. Life thrust him into affluence at a very early age. Nevertheless, he held on to the teachings of his lowly mother. Even though the teachings came in a very unlikely circumstance, Moses held unto them tenaciously. His regard for the God of Israel made him to jettison the “beautiful life” he had in Pharaoh’s palace. Instead, he pursue justice for his people. Little did he know that he was toeing the lines of his destiny. We all know the rest of the story. So, at every point of our lives from adolescence to adulthood and various age transitions, one thing we must consciously seek for is to be in the will of God consistently doing God’s will.
Therefore, always remember Ecclesiastes 12:6 -7
Remember your creator before the silver cord is loosed or the golden bowl is broken or the pitcher shattered at the fountain or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was”. And verse 13; “let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter “fear God and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgement including every secret thing whether good or evil”.
May God help us all to finish well and strong in Jesus name, Amen!