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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
And you shall give some of your authority to him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. – Num 27:20
Leaders are not made; they are anointed. As Moses dies, God instructs him to transfer his authority to Joshua. “Authority” is the Hebrew word howd (Strong’s #1935), which means glory, honor and majesty. Joshua’s popularity among the people didn’t matter. He didn’t have to complete a leadership training course, or go back to school, to inherit the authority that belonged to Moses. He simply had to serve Moses.
We become like the people we serve. This is a principle that God demonstrates over and again throughout the course of Scripture. In Num 27, Joshua inherits Moses’ authority after faithfully serving Moses for many years. In 2 Kings 2, we see Elisha inherit Elijah’s mantle, simply by refusing to give up in his service. We inherit the same authority and anointing as the people we serve when they are called to move on.
So, whom are you serving?
Father, place me in the lives of people whom I can serve well! I know that as I serve them, I will inherit their anointing. As I serve them, I will become like them; and as I serve You, I will become more like You!