Re: Verse reading–Deuteronomy 34 (day three)  “He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is.”  God buried Moses.  Jesus wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus.  What was not well-understood by the Hebrews and what was only dimly understood by Jesus’s contemporaries is what we now know full well from the resurrection of our Lord: Those whom death seems to have claimed will live again.  God placed the body he had made into earth that he had formed.  The source of life will not be thwarted by death.  Jesus’s grieved not because death had bested his ability (indeed, he raised Lazarus), but because death had become a way of life for the human race.  The Lord is Lord of all.  From Moses to Lazarus, and before and beyond, death will give way to him.


Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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