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The Weekly eDrash

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The Man for the Job

Tags:  authority, discipleship, Holy Spirit, leadership, light, presence of God

Thought for the Week:

Why did Moses pray, "God of all Spirits of all flesh" [when requesting a new leader for Israel]? Moses said to Him, "Master of the Universe! The personality of every human is revealed before you, and you know that no two are exactly alike. Appoint a leader over them that will bear with each one according to his personality." (Rashi on Numbers 27:16)

Commentary:

So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him." (Numbers 27:18)

The LORD answered Moses' prayer for a successor by appointing Joshua, the servant of Moses, as the next leader of Israel. Joshua was a man in whom the Spirit of God resided. How did Joshua become such a great and worthy leader? He learned the art of leadership by being a careful disciple and faithful servant of Moses. If a person desires to develop in wisdom, he should spend time with the wise. If a person desires to develop in righteousnes…

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