Die on the Mountain

by Terry Wane Benton

Text: Deuteronomy 32:48-50

Photo by Alex Meier on Unsplash

God commanded Moses to take one last journey to the tops of Mount Nebo, from there take a look over into the Promised Land, and die on that mountain. It is sad that he got so close, could see it, but not be able to go in. But in a sense Moses’ dying on the mountain in view of the Promised Land was a bittersweet accomplishment for an 80-year-old man that started out delivering this crew from Egypt, through a trying wilderness for forty years, and now stands on a mountain at age 120 with sweet accomplishment under his belt.

End your journey through life standing on a mountain of high accomplishment. End your journey in view of the Promised Land. See it with the eyes of your knowledge and understanding. Don’t lie down and die in the valleys of discouragement and despair where heaven is obscured or hidden from your view.

I want to climb so high spiritually that my spiritual vision brings heaven into a clear view. I want to get to where any obstacles that could hinder my view are climbed over. I want to feel so close that I can taste it in the air I breathe. I want to live and die on God’s spiritual mountain (Hebrews 12:22f) which lets me see into the Promised Land.

Let us all go up to the mountain and really see what is special. Are you headed that way?

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