Who was to succeed Moses?
Who was the father of Joshua?
On what month and day was the Passover?
LESSON: Moses was a great leader. God also prepared Joshua to take the place of Moses. God prepared them for the future. Likewise, God knows the future and helps prepare us....if we will follow.
PRAYER: God, teach me to be a leader and at the same time teach me to follow. Amen!
Follower and Leader
Susanna Wesley was the mother of prominent Methodist preachers, John Wesley and Charles Wesley. Her life is a pointer to the fact that greatness and leadership begin at home. Though Susanna Wesley never preached a sermon, she was a great leader to her children. She never had a job, title or position of influence in society. She was just a mom. However, because she had a deep understanding of this role and its importance to society, she did not take it lightly. Because of her deep faith and the following of God's Word, she was blessed to be the mother of two great ministers called by God. Many give their time and attention to becoming executives of global corporations and delegate maternal duties to the paid help. With this attitude to mothering, is it any wonder that we produce drug addicts, rapists, and gang members. Great mothers understand that to bring change to society they must begin with their children. Great leaders begin leading first themselves and those immediately within their sphere of influence. God called men to be the spiritual leaders in the family; however, when that fails, Mom must become the spiritual leader. God gives us the responsibility of being goo leaders as well as devoted followers of Jesus Christ and God's Word. Lord, give us the strength to be both in a world that focuses on "me, myself and I."