In utter frustration, Moses had lashed out at God, who did help by giving the seventy elders to officiate over the people God demonstrated that Moses had, all along, the power equal to the burden by taking the Spirit that was upon Moses and resting it upon the seventy.
“There was no more power than before – only more machinery. God had simply distributed the burden” (Scofield Bible, p. 182).
The Holy Bible reminds us that “unto whom much is given, much is required”. God has placed certain souls in this universe to move the civilization along – religionists, philosophers, poets, artists, scientists, teachers, builders of men, women, boys and girls and communities. Our Father always gives strength for the toil and He promises reward to the faithful at the end of life’s day.
Dr. Rebecca R. Rivka is (ret.) Professor of Psychology, Norfolk State University. Currently Elder at New Saint John AME Church, Virginia Beach, Va., Reverend E.H. Terrell, Jr., Pastor.