The Journey that Israel was on was one where they had to trust God! At each point, they were presented with the option to obey or to rebel. Sometimes they obeyed, other times, they didn’t. They noticed that when they did obey, God fulfilled His promises.
Moses heard from God that the people were to bring offerings to God at various times of the year. At that, the people had a choice once again; They could accept what God was saying through Moses or reject it and go their own way.
Thankfully, Israel obeyed God’s plan for their lives. It really takes trust to obey God. The next time you are tempted to disobey, recognize it is because there is an area where you have not trusted God completely. Surrender that part to God as well and He will be Lord over it.
David said it best, “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.”
Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 30:1-31:54;Luke 4:1-30;Psalm 63:1-11;Proverbs 11:20-21