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“So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all these people on me? 12 "Did I conceive all these people? Did I beget them, that You should say to me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a guardian carries a nursing child,' to the land which You swore to their fathers? 13 "Where am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep all over me, saying, 'Give us meat, that we may eat.' 14 "I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. 15 "If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now-if I have found favor in Your sight-and do not let me see my wretchedness!" 16 So the LORD said to Moses: "Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17 "Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone." (Num. 11:11-17).
We don’t know a lot about the seventy elders Moses called to aid him. Scripture does not name them, not even mention which tribes they represent. What we do know is that they were officers and elders of the people, Perhaps all or most were among the rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens selected in Exodus 18:25. More than likely they were older men who had gained influence and respect among the people.
The Old Testament mentions the seventy elders only twice, both times to witness God’s presence, power, and glory (Ex. 24). But the second time the elders are called, God expands their role. This time they are not only to witness, but to participate – thus revealing something remarkable about how God works with leaders. “I will take of the Spirit that is upon you” God told Moses, “and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone” (Num. 11:17).
When a leader called by God has a burden that becomes too great, God provides help…if the leader will ask for it. Not only will the Lord provide helpers to share the load, He will anoint them with His power, just as He did the seventy elders of Israel.
Upcoming Lessons and services:
19 November 17 –
This Coming Lord's Day on Moments of Truth: In The Garden (Matt. 26:30, 36-46)
Adult Bible Class: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Morning Worship: Do This In Remembrance of Me (Mark 26:26);
Kids Class: The Bible
Evening Worship: Liberty For the Bruised (Luke 4:16-21)
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399 S. First St. Pekin, IN