Notes: Numbers 10:11-11:15

Numbers 10:11-11:15

Bible Narrative Project

Hobab, Moses’ brother-in-law, wants to go his own way, but Moses asks him to stay and be their eyes in the wilderness, and he does (see Judges 1:16). “So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.” Moses sounds like Job here. It’s lonely at the top. Seems like people in leadership always have to deal w/ moaners and groaners. Imagine if your family was struggling to the point of homelessness, and your family kept blaming you for it. Now imagine it’s not just your family, but a whole nation. That would completely suck. But just like Job, instead of quitting, he cries out to God. Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, taught Moses delegation back in Exodus 18 just before arriving at Sinai. Apparently upon leaving Sinai, Moses is still needing to learn to ask for human help. It has to be kind of hard to ask for human help from people who constantly complain, when you are in relationship with such an almighty God. But that is exactly what God prescribes (of course he also gives them so much meat it makes them sick).

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