Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

Numbers 26, 27; Luke 1:1-20

Numbers 26

2 “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families…”

53 “The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based on the number of names.”

55 “Be sure that the land is distributed by lot.”

Numbers 27

5 So Moses brought their case before the Lord.

7 “What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right……”

Observation:

It is census time again.  This time the counting is to determine how much land is to be allotted to each family as an inheritance.   God wanted the new land to be divided fairly, according to his plan.  The daughters of Zelophehad where left out since their father had died crossing the dessert.  They petitioned Moses to do what was right and fair.  Moses talked to God and God provided an answer by agreeing with the sisters.

Application:

Numbers is not an easy book to read.  As its name implies there are a bunch of numbers.  However I found a some very basic truths that I need to live by daily.  The first is that God is fair.  He wants what is good for me.  He wants me to have my fair share.  My fair share may not be the exact same as others around me but if I trust in God as my lot is pulled it will be my portion of what he has in store for me.  The second is the importance of talking to God to find the answers.  So often I stumble around looking for the answers to all of my troubles, just to realize that I have never even asked God to help me with them.  When God is involved in my life, I no longer have to know all of the answers.  He is waiting for me to ask.  The third basic truth found in numbers 26,27 is that God has a plan.  So often I forget that God is working his plan.  He uses all things to keep his plan on course.

Why do I question so much that happens in my life?  If God uses all things to further His plan and He wants good things for me, why am I not in constant communication with Him, so that I can maximize my life and bring greater Glory to Him?

Prayer:

Father may you help me to communicate with you more.  Help me to develop my prayer to make it timely, meaningful, and effective.  Help me to seek You constantly.  Continue to show me your love, grace, and mercy, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Ed (edsorrell)

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