Seeing God’s Promise

Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land–from Gilead to Dan, all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.” And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORD had said. Deuteronomy 34:1-5

The last recorded things Moses saw before he died was the land the Lord promised to Abraham nearly 700 years prior. From Mount Nebo at 3,300 feet high, Moses could potentially see about 70 miles to the horizon. On a clear day that would let him see well past Zoar, south of the Dead Sea, all of Ephraim and Manasseh to the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and to Naphtali and the Sea of Galilee to the north. While he didn’t experience it, touch it, feel it, or eat of it, Moses got to literally see just about all the reaches of the Promised Land. Hold on to the Lord and His promises. He is faithful and true. As Moses, your walk with God may be one of seeing life through to the next generation, to your kids, and their kids to experience all the blessings the Lord has for them. Yesterday’s verse provided a strong message for each believer, be strong and courageous because your God goes before you and will be with you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.