March 18

Numbers 26:52-28:15; Luke 3:1-22; Psalm 61:1-8; Proverbs 11:16-17
God will always defend His children. Often we face injustice in our lives and we have a tendency to don our battle armor and go to war. When the dust settles from the battle, we have gotten what we wanted but at a great cost. 

When God tells us that He will defend us, He really will. All we have to do is bring our issues to him! The Daughters of Zelophehad had been neglected in the distribution of the land because their father had died without male heirs. The law at the time said that they would be disenfranchised and their father’s land would have been allotted to someone else. 

They took their issue to Moses who sought God’s will on the situation. God affirmed their right to own land and established a new law just for them. What unjust process has been blocking your progress? What glass ceiling has slowed down your promotion? What barriers have been erected to keep you stuck in life? 

God will bring you through all of these because He is your Defender. Cry out to Him and He will fight your battles for you. Be like the Psalmist, “From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.”

Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 28:16-29:40; Luke 3:23-38; Psalm 62:1-12; Proverbs 11:18-19