Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have showed among them?
Can you imagine being the CEO in charge of a large group of people? When it came time for raises, you gave them all way more than they deserved. When it came to workload, you made sure it was divided more than evenly so no one had to pull too much of the weight. When it came to company strength and being solid in your market, you have made sure there is no way that your company can be beat and in doing so they can be sure their position with this company was secure. Then, after all that you have done to aide in their peace of mind and financial security, when it comes time for you to need them to pitch in a little and help with a project they say, “no way, what have you ever done for me?”
If you can even imagine that for a moment, then can you also imagine God’s disgust with us at times? You see He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings. He has given us no more to do than we can handle and even said, “my yoke is easy,” to let us know that He was working alongside us. For security, there is no one more secure than God Himself, who is all-powerful. As believers, we are secure in our position with Him, as He has sealed us with His own Holy Spirit. However, when He tells us in His Word to go, to tell, to love, to help, and to exhort, we sort of look at Him and say, “why should we do that?”
Oh, it is so good to be living under the grace of God. However, should we take that grace for granted? I think Paul said it best in Romans 6:15 when he said, “What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.” We should be obedient to all that God calls us to do. Look how much He has done for us.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 14 / Psalm 65 / Proverbs 12 / John 9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 21-22 / Mark 11
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director