Above All *Num. 22

Numbers 22

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+22&version=NKJV;NIV
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God is above all. God’s protective hand is on His people keeping them safe, and they are totally unaware of it. A ruler wants a curse placed on them, but God says, “No! They are a blessed people. What I bless no man can curse.” Even when God’s Word is ignored and man continues on his way God will intervene to keep His people safe. God’s Word is final; nothing and no one can change it.
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The point I want to make is that God is continually watching over and guarding His people. The people were totally oblivious as to what the enemy was trying to do to them. The enemy was trying to intervene and curse God’s people; trying to remove God’s blessing, but God would not allow it to happen. God’s people were living their lives as they normally do. All this was taking place unbeknownst to any of them.
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And so it is with our lives. God is working behind the scene of our lives for our good and benefit.
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Thank you God for Your protective hand and Your faithfulness to Your promises. Be blessed and glorified in our lives.

End of Day

It is at the end of the day,
when I go to the Lord and pray.
He will show me the way,

I need to wait on Him,
then my life won’t be grim
I will be fit and trim.

Time I will not waste
for my life will not be laced
with sins ugly taste.

I will do what is right
for I walk in the light
He will remove all plight.

So, on the Lord I will wait
on His Word I will meditate
praising Him for He is great!

Serious Service *Num. 18

Numbers 18
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+18&version=NKJV;NIV
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The service of the Lord is serious; it is a serious position to serve the Lord. There is no messing around. God has been very specific as of what to do,  how to do it, and required behavior. God also told them point blank what the consequences would be if they didn’t obey. The requirement was set. The choice is theirs to make. Will they choose life and prosperity by obeying God, or will they choose to disobey and die?
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We, too, have choices in life. Each decision we make has a consequence, whether it is a good one or bad consequence. The choice is ours to make.
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God help us to make wise choices and good decisions in our lives. Thanks You.

Perceived

Are you aware
that God is there?
He is everywhere,
and He sure does care.
No eye has ever seen,
nor fully understood how keen.
No ear has ever heard,
which might sound a bit absurd.
No mind has ever conceived;
understanding was not received.
Seems like everything’s concealed,
but God has revealed
the truth to us by His Spirit,
so open your ears to hear it.
This is how grace goes:
What God has prepared for those
who love and serve Him,
their lives won’t be grim.

Several Times *Num. 16

Numbers 16

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+16&version=NKJV;NIV
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God is not happy with those who rebel against their leaders, especially when God Himself has appointed them over the people. When the people didn’t get their way, they complained, made exaggerated statements of how life was so wonderful and glorious before this leader came into being.
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God chose Moses; Moses did not ask for this position of leadership and authority. When the people complained and revolted against Moses they were really complaining and revolting against God.
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Several times in their past, God had proven His Sovereignty, His provision, His protection, and His displeasure with rebelling against Moses’ leadership. Even so, the people kept rebelling and grumbling against Moses. They did it between themselves and to Moses’ face. Each time Moses became aware of this, he and Aaron (the high priest) immediately fell prostrate – on their faces in intercession for the people and their sin against God. Not once, not twice, but many times they did this: intercede to the Lord God on behalf of the people. This rebellious people deserved to be severely punished, but Moses and Aaron, filled with mercy, for them cried out each time for God’s mercy and forgiveness. The prayers of a righteous man availeth much as Scripture says. God honored Moses and Aaron’s prayers and relented. Though, for some, the wicked (who wouldn’t turn to God) were destroyed.
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The lessons we can take away from this are: don’t rebel and grumble against those whom God has raised up – especially Pastors, Ministers, & Priests; leaders in the church. If you are not happy with what they are doing, do not gossip or complain- Go to God. There is power in prayer. God will reveal what His will and desires are, we just have to ask. If we are not sure of something a leader does and it seems questionable pray about it.
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Lord, forgive us when we grumble, complain, and gossip against those whom You have placed in leadership over us. Forgive us our sins, wash us clean, and lead us in the way everlasting. May our words and deeds find favor before You, our Rock, Redeemer, Deliverer.