F260 Day 48: Numbers 11-12

Numbers 11-12

In the wilderness, Israel is all about their complaints. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. This time they complain about a lack of food choices, as if the Lord had not been providing for them. Then there is Moses’ siblings rising up against him. The Lord quickly puts an end to both complaints. But, that’s not what stands out in this text.

In the middle of these complaints, Moses has his own. He feels the weight of leadership & asks the Lord to intervene. God responds by giving him seventy elders to help bear the burden of leading this people. Even though God chose Moses, he also knew this was not a solo job. In much the same way, this is why the church operates best with a plurality of elders who can help bear the load of leading God’s people.

Leadership is not a solo job.