March 11

Numbers 15:17-16:40; Mark 15:1-47; Psalm 54:1-7; Proverbs 11:5-6

How do you handle when you are persecuted? You cannot live for too long without the painful reality of people who do not like you and desire to undermine you by saying evil things against you. Our human inclination is to fight our own battles and defend our own name.

However, there is another, better way to respond to these events. Let God be your defender! Moses had faithfully served God and God was with him. At various points people challenged Moses’ decisions. Moses’ response was to call out to God and that opened the door for God to work in that situation.

When Korah rebelled and lead 250 men to revolt against Moses, this was the biggest challenge that Moses faced. But, Moses knew how to handle it. He cried out to God and God showed up on his behalf. God will do the same thing for you. There is no need for you to defend yourself on your job or among your friends or family. You are God’s child and He will defend you and your Name. Trust God to make your name great and keep it great!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 16:41-18:32; Mark 16:1-20; Psalm 55:1-23; Proverbs 11:7