Bible In One Year-DAY 62 (Monday, March 03, 2014)
Commentary: Num7-9. These chapters reveal activities marking the final preparations of the Israelites for the long journey through the wilderness whilst they were still in the Wilderness of Sinai. It was a ceremonial thing according to God’s instruction. Chapter7 is about how each tribe brought their dedication offering by the leaders of each tribe. One remarkable thing about it is the manner it was brought. The offerings are of the same measures but it was brought in order and respect. God is a God of orderliness. After the dedication offering, the lamp was prepared, and then the Levites dedication was made ceremonially. God gave a strict instruction about the Passover. This instruction and another existing law now clashed, posing a very difficult situation; defilement by a corpse and the Passover. It would be good for us to borrow from Moses’ wisdom. He never took the grace of God upon his life as pride or opportunity to take decision on behalf of God; he still respected God for His ordinances and supremacy. He did not say anything by virtue of his position. He humbled himself by realizing that he lacked the wisdom to judge right or wrong when it comes to God’s ordinances. In most cases, the present day Christian will trivialize important things of life rather than seeking the face of God for solution. Moses inquired the mind of God in this difficult case. What a great lesson to learn. God is always there in such cases in our lives. It is only the voice of the devil that will tell you that you are running out of time and therefore hasten you into taking fatal decision. If the problem of impatience is solved or overcome, we shall undoubtedly give the devil defeating blows each time he comes around. Impatience had removed the garment of peace from many people’s lives. The unfavorable situations a lot are into now are just because of this horrible disease of impatience. To make things more difficult, in trying to solve the self created problem, they hastily take another frustrating decision. The decisions being taken are not wrong particularly but if it was taken out of impatience and without the Holy Spirit’s counsel, then it makes the right thing become wrong. Anything that is not of the Spirit is not true. For instance, if there is an evil family pattern in a person’s life, without breaking off that evil pattern, there could be serious problems in taking decisions. Such evil family pattern (spiritual disease) could arrange a spouse for such person just to make sure the evil pattern is maintained or sustained. However, if the person knew this and took action to break the pattern in the name of Jesus, he or she would not be part of such pattern because Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, 1John3:8. Jesus is the yoke breaker, the deliverer, life, Truth and the Way. A name has been given to us for our deliverance from evil family pattern; Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. That name is JESUS. We need to learn to hear from God especially in difficult cases or situations. How long does not matter, how well and clear you heard the voice is the most important thing. Revelations and visions are the most needful in times of difficulties otherwise, life could be quite frustrating. Beloved, we could read Joseph’s story but experiencing what he went through will make us appreciate God’s intervention better. What am I saying? Stories aren’t as deeply engraving in the heart as the experience of that story would give. However, through patience, the stories could serve as guides to help through. Just as Moses told those guys who came to him to wait until he hears from God, we learn to prayerfully wait on God; Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
Today’s commentary is to help us in taking decisions in difficult times and situations. Jesus gave us a promise of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth in John16:13-14.
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it to you.”
Prayer: O Lord, reverse every satanic re-arrangement in my life in the name of Jesus. Next mile on the trip is Num10-12. Keep the fire burning and alive. JESUS IS THE ANSWER!!!