Numbers 25:1-2 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
You’re standing in the outfield. Glove ready. Eyes glued to the ball. Ready for whatever comes your way. You’re ready . Still ready. OK I’m ready already. So you wait, and wait, and wait some more. Nothing comes. Suddenly you see someone in the bleachers waiving at you. It’s that pretty girl you have liked for so long. She’s waiving at… THUD! The ball falls right next to you. You pick it up, heave it in, but it’s too late. The other team has scored the winning run and the game is over. That’s not fair, you think to yourself, I only looked away for a minute.
The children of Israel have just watched as God has fought several battles for them. Victory after victory. They have a place to stay for a while, as they prepare to go to the promised land. This is what they have looked forward to for almost 40 years now. The end is in sight. Then, the pretty girls of the Moabites caught the eyes of the Israeli boys. Different girls than they had seen for a while. They said, come on over, join us, have something to eat, and come to worship with us. So they did. Their fallen regard for what God had warned them not to do would now cost them dearly. Twenty four thousand people died and would not see the land of God’s promise. Why? Well, they took their eyes off the goal and off their God. How soon Satan steps in if we lower our standards to that of the world. God has always wanted His people to be separated from the worldly ways and their gods.
God takes our separation serious. Not just a separation for the world and it’s distractions, but separated to the Lord. That we willingly desire to be devoted to Him. He desires first place in your life, your thoughts, your goals, and your worship.
Has your regard for God’s word ever fallen?
Faithful. One of the many accurate ways to describe our God is Faithful. After all we have seen this week with the:
● Faulty Reports
● Forbidden Rebellion
● Fruitful Rod
● Failed Response
● Friendly Remarks
● Fallen Regard
God was still Faithful to fulfill His word. Paul said it well in 1 Thessalonians 5:24 “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” God Is Always Faithful.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|March 11, 2019||Numbers 26-27||Mark 12:28-44|
|March 12, 2019||Numbers 28-29||Mark 13|
|March 13, 2019||Numbers 30-31||Mark 14:1-16|
|March 14, 2019||Numbers 32-33||Mark 14:17-42|
|March 15, 2019||Numbers 34-35||Mark 14:43-72|
|March 16, 2019||Numbers 36-Deuteronomy 1||Mark 15:1-23|
|March 17, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
The old hymn rings in my heart which says:
Great is thy faithfulness, Oh God my Father,
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not.
As Thou has been Thou forever wilt be.
Oh My friend this will always ring true.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director