15 And Moses spake unto the Lord, saying,
16 Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
After hearing his fate, God’s decision not to let him into the promised land, Moses thins of the people and pleads with God to give them a leader. He calls God “the God of the spirits of all flesh”. He is appealing to the fact that God is the right one to pick the next leader because God knows the inner man and the outer man. The scripture says that man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart.
Moses interceded in the past for the lives of the children of Israel. Here he intercedes for their future and for future leaders.
Godly leaders think about the future. They plan for it. They do this at least in part by investing in people who are trained for the future. They train these people to train others.
Godly leaders look to God to lead them to the right people. They look to God to find people who are faithful, available, teachable, that have initiative and a heart for the Lord.
Moses pleaded for the Lord to choose the next leader. We should seek the Lord on who we ought to pour our lives into in order to make a difference for the future.
Take extra time today to pray for God to lead me in training future leaders.