Today you should read: Numbers 36
So here we are at the end of the book of Numbers. We see an issue over land about which Moses gives direction from the Lord. Then the passage ends with this statement, “These are the commands and regulations that the Lord gave to the people of Israel through Moses…” So now God, through Moses his leader and servant, has given the law and all His regulations to the people and He is about to send them out. Here is what I want us to think on today:
God has given us a law as well, and we are a people sent out!
How are we doing?
Just as God gave His law to the people of Israel He has “written his law on our hearts” (Hebrews 10:16) and just as Israel will soon be sent out, so we too are sent out into the world (Matthew 10:16). If you are familiar with the history of Israel then you know that, even though God gave them warnings and regulations to keep them from falling they still chose to turn from God and worship idols. So what about us? What about you? As God’s people we are in a place surrounded by those who, as in Israel’s day, worship idols, and we are called to God’s standard and to worship Him only.
What will your story be? Will you be like the Israelites who turned from God to the things of this world or will you be one whose life is characterized with a loving obedience to Jesus? The boundaries are set, and the challenge that Joshua gives to Israel lies before us, “Choose this day who you will serve.” (Joshua 24:15)
The choice is yours. Choose wisely.
Posted by: Robbie Byrd