February 19, 2006
Read Numbers 14
Moses interceded in prayer for the Israelites;
Leaving the wilderness of Sinai, the Israelites were led northward until they reached Kadesh-barnea where, for the first time, the people could actually see the promised land lying before them. The march from
The Israelites who wept that night remind us of Esau who had grown up disregarding his holy calling and who had sold his birthright. God reveals that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears (Hebrews 12:17). Esau's prayers were not heard because his only interest had been in what he had to gain not in how he could be used by the Lord.
Satan's objective is that your decisions be like Esau's or the unbelieving Israelites and not like Caleb's. Satan seeks to divert a Christian's thoughts from trust in the Lord. Such diversion is in opposition to the single eye that takes God at His Word and that puts the Lord first and foremost above all other considerations. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith (Hebrews 10:22).
14:33 bear your whoredoms = suffer for your unfaithfulness; 15:30 doeth ought presumptuously = is guilty of a deliberate sin; 15:34 in ward = in custody; 15:38 ribband of blue = thread or cord of blue.
As God's glory (Numbers 14:22). Jesus Christ is the brightness of His (God's) glory, and the express image of His person (Hebrews 1:3).
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Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 12:19