March 19
Deuteronomy 31:1-3, 34:5-6

Moses hands over to Joshua

Moses was now one hundred and twenty years old. He called everyone together and said to them, “Love the Lord your God; obey Him and be faithful to Him and you will live long in the land He has promised to give you.” Moses also told the Israelites that he would no longer be their leader. Joshua would become the one to lead them into the Promised Land.

Then Moses went to the top of a high mountain where God showed him the land He had chosen for His people. Yet, Moses himself was not allowed to enter into the Promised Land because he had disobeyed God by striking the rock instead of speaking to it. Moses died in the land of Moab and the Lord buried him there.

Does God know when I will die?

God knows exactly how many days each of us will live here on earth. Does it seem a bit scary to know that there is a certain day on which you will die and there is nothing that can change that?

On the other hand, isn’t it comforting to know that nothing and no one can take your life before that time—that you are completely safe in God’s hands! It is also comforting that God Himself will be there to take us to be with Him, right into His presence where we will be safe and happy forever.

For those who believe in Jesus and have been saved from sin, death is not the end! If you read Matthew 17:1-3, you will see that Moses was actually talking to Jesus hundreds of years later, when Jesus was on earth. Moses did not have his human body anymore. He had received a different kind of body; one that never gets old and will never die (2 Corinthians 5:1).

Verse for today

…All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16