A fascinating point in Jewish history is when Moses prays to God to appoint a new leader over the nation. God responds to his prayer and appoints Joshua. Given that there were numerous eligible candidates for this position, why did God choose Joshua as Moses’ successor?
If you have a pot of water on the stove and you are waiting for it to boil, but every few minutes you remove it, the water will never boil. It doesn’t even matter how big the flame is, since each time it is removed and returned, the boiling process starts over from scratch. It is only the continuous process of heating which causes it to boil. The flame could be very small and it may take longer to heat up, but as long as it’s consistent it will eventually begin bubbling. [Read more…]