February 28, 2023
Daily Reading – Numbers 1-2 / Mark 6:1-31
Numbers 2:34 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
During each year, I have the privilege of organizing a few group retreats. I so enjoy being around those people and seeing God work in their lives. However, it takes some organization to make it all seem to flow. We print literature with schedules on them. We have put the schedule on the back of the name badges. We announce at almost every gathering what the next few events might be. Then after all that, we still have some who come up and say, “what is next?” “Where am I supposed to be?” Or the most asked question… “When do we eat again?” At times it feels as if you are trying to herd a bunch of cats. Organizing a crowd is not always easy.
Now multiply that by over a million people. No printing press to print schedules, no name badges, and no public address system to tell everyone at once, “we are turning left at the next mountain!” God had devised a system to keep things in order. Everyone knew what side of the tabernacle they were to pitch their tents on. They all knew where in this huge caravan they were expected to be. Surprisingly, one of the only things we do not hear the children of Israel complaining about, is where they were supposed to be when setting up camp or in line. No one saying, “I want to pitch on the east this time, you always get that side it is my turn.” No, God had well organized a crowd of people and they actually did what He said. Guess what, IT WORKED!
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God has well organized so many areas of our lives. How much better would life be if we were to do what Numbers 2:34 says the children of Israel did? “And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded.”
What area of your life will you let God direct?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director