top of page




by Dr. Mark Foley

.March 21

Note 6.4   Remember How We Got Here: Part 3 – The Old Leader’s Conclusion . . . Purpose, Purpose, Purpose    Deuteronomy 7:9. Deuteronomy 34:1-12.


Our focus is upon discovery of keys to Moses’ effectiveness that can be translated into your work as a leader. Now we come to the wrap of his final speech and of his life.


To the end, Moses hammered one theme . . . “Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” Deuteronomy 7:9


He was on auto loop with that theme from the first encounter with God at the famous burning bush to his last breath. If you are looking for something upon which you can hang your hope for effectiveness, that is it.


His focus and commitment to the primacy of God in his life was the source of Moses’ endurance through the years of work and his enduring influence ever since. It was his purpose, his work, his resource, his protection, his provision, his hope, his strength, his wisdom, his peace, his power, his confidence, his beginning, and his ending . . . the legacy of his life.


The Lord God is; I am not.

The Lord God has; I do not.

The Lord God can; I cannot.


Of Moses, the Bible records two singular and exclusive descriptions that are instructive to your role in leadership. . .


  • “Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.” Numbers 12:3

  • “There has never been another prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.” Deuteronomy 34:10


Get that, and you get effective leadership.


In conclusion to our look at Moses, read the final piece for yourself. Deuteronomy 34:1-12.  What started on Mt. Saini ended on Mt. Nebo. On Saini, he met God. On Nebo, he saw the promise.


As it was with Moses, may it be with you.


This concludes the Leader.notes on Moses. I am going to take a short break from these Monday posts to do some research for the next subject.

bottom of page