I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.  Numbers 11:14

God’s answer to Moses’ cry for help was for Moses to share the responsibilities of leadership with a select group. We don’t know a lot about the seventy elders Moses called to aid him. The Old Testament mentions them only twice, both times to witness God’s presence, power, and glory (Exodus 24). But the second time the elders were called, God expanded their role. This time they were called to participate – thus revealing something remarkable about how God works with leaders. “I will take the Spirit that is upon you,” God told Moses, “and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.”  (Numbers 11:17)

When a leader called by God has a burden that becomes too great, God provides help…if the leader asks for it. Not only will the Lord provide helpers to share the load, he will anoint them with His power, just as He did the seventy elders of Israel.

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