I read today about Republicans who are pleased with Donald Trump’s first week in the White House. One oft-repeated quotation has been irritating me.
“It’s like being actually led into the Promised Land by Moses,” Rep. Tom Cole, a senior Republican from Oklahoma, said of Trump. “We’re there and he’s our leader and people feel very comfortable.”
I’ve been working a biblical text from Numbers, where Moses learns that he will not be allowed to enter the Promised Land because he did not obey God. Moses continued to lead the Israelites as their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness came to an end. But when the land of milk and honey was within sight, Moses chose Joshua to take his place and then died alone in the desert. So, maybe not the best biblical example for Cole to use.