The average church attender today stays with a church 3-5 years. What's behind this is the entertainment culture of which we are a part. We go until the pastor, worship team or programs no longer fill the bill. Which, by the way, has little to do with what the church is all about.
The Israelites got fed up with Moses early on because they were running out of food and water and the promise of the "Promise Land" wasn't materializing. They couldn't accept the fact that it was their fault...not Moses'.
Moses continue to lead the people anyway....yes, he did want to quit...at one point he got so fed up that he asked the Lord to kill him. Numbers 11:15 "If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me."
In the passages that we'll read on Sunday (Deuteronomy 31:1-8; 32:44-47; 34:9-12) Moses is passing the mantle of leadership to Joshua. It's one of the most famous transitions in history because it was done with such humility. Sunday we'll talk about how it so unique and why it worked. And what principles we can glean for our own church.