Aaron: A Team Player - Once-A-Day Men and Women of the Bible Devotional
Aaron: A Team Player
“You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.”
Older than Moses by three years, Aaron was chosen by God to be Moses’ spokesman to Pharaoh; he later was given the job of high priest for the Israelites. Together Moses and Aaron would lead the people to a land of promise, far away from Egyptian whips and chain gangs. Aaron did not have Moses’ strength of will or visionary leadership, but he could speak with clarity and (usually) followed loyally. He stood at Moses’ side through many confrontations with Pharaoh and his magicians.
Capable lieutenants turn good leaders into great ones. Few worthy projects are accomplished by individuals acting alone. Teamwork is the key, and a staff of trusted helpers can be a leader’s greatest resource. A choirmaster is useless without a choir. God increased the strength of each one, Moses and Aaron, by their joint appointment to lead the exodus.
We play at the top of our game when, as part of a motivated team of people, our personalities and talents are stretched to reach important goals for God’s kingdom. Your role may be spokesperson, “go-fer” or crew chief. Whatever the assignment, God deserves your best.
Lord, grant me the wisdom to know whom to follow …
Aaron’s story is told in Exodus 1:1 — Deuteronomy 10:6. Aaron also is mentioned in Hebrews 5.