I wish that, in the case of Moses, he could have made his biggest mistake early on in his ministry, but unfortunately for him it came at the end, and he lost the privilege of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. God gave Moses a specific command, and maybe because of anger and frustration or because of pride, Moses didn't do exactly as God asked. The problem when a leader fails is that he or she takes other people along. As a leader, a person is an example setter. And if that person sets a poor example, then he is responsible for the results. Moses didn't ask to lead Israel out of Egypt, but he did it because God requested that he do so. Though Moses did many things right, this one failure cost him dearly. If you are a spiritual leader, make sure you check your motives and you verify that you are doing as God has asked. Failure to do so could result in an unfortunate situation similar to the one faced by Moses.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.