Today is Sunday! I love Sundays! I'm so looking forward to being with God's people today. Hope you have a great day as well. Today, I'm still in Numbers and here are a few items to share:
1) THE GIRLS SPEAK UP- Numbers 27:7- "The daughters of Zelophehad" They brought their complaint to Moses, and Moses brought it to God, and God said, they "speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren". Their father had died in he wilderness, and left no sons to inherit land in the promised land, and his daughters brought that concern to Moses, and God said they should get the inheritance. Even in the Old Testament, we see that God honored the rights of women. God remembered that woman was the last of His creation and He exalts her often.
2) MOSES SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE- Numbers 29:40- "And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses." Much was verbal communication. We have the scriptures and the first five books of Moses, but much was verbal to be passed down generation to generation.
3) JUSTICE, NOT VENGEANCE- Numbers 35:31- This verse tells us that a murderer shall be put to death, but "ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer...... but he shall be surely put to death." This is justice without vengeance! Remember the Bible says "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord". We are to seek justice, but not be filled with hate. I know that would be very hard, but that is God's way.
Well, just a few thoughts for today. Hope you have a great day in the Lord.
Pastor Mike Mutchler