Devotional: God before me


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Reading: Numbers 10
Marked: 31-33
31 But Moses said, “Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes.
32 If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the Lord gives us.”

33 So they set out from the mountain of the Lord and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during those three days to find them a place to rest. 


Observations
  • Moses perceives the importance of his brother-in-law Hobab to their journey logistics.
  • Moses believed God’s blessings can be shared with non-Israelites.
  • God went before them during those 3 days to find them a place to rest. Moses recognized that.

Reflections
  • We understand that God is the one leading us and accomplishing things for us. But we also understand that God often uses other people to work out His plans and purposes.
  • God has blessings exclusive for the people of Israel. By faith, non-Israelites now have access and privileges to many of those exclusive blessings. By association with God’s children, even the lost experience divine blessings. Most importantly, because of God’s very nature as good and as love Himself, the lost receive blessings from the hand of Him who makes the sun to rise on both the evil and the good.


Response
I thank You for always going before me. I pause to worship and recognize my Father who knows all things and operates with omniscience. I’m sorry for not being as trustful as I sensibly should be. I yield my acts and thoughts to You today and ask for Your guidance in my life. Lead me Lord and help me be sensitive and responsive to the people You’ve placed around me to guide, support, and grow me.


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