It’s the Little Things

I missed church and I felt so guilty! But I had a discharge from my eyes and nose.

Then I read Numbers 5:2-3 and my guilt evaporated.

Numbers 5:2-3, “…everyone having a discharge… 3) You shall send away both male and female; you shall send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I dwell in their midst.” NASB

I’m outside the assembly today. But instead of false guilt, God showed me a blessing in chapter 6.

24) “The Lord bless you, and keep you;

25) The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;

26) The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.” NASB

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Ithamar Again!

Ithamar was in charge of the oxen and carts used to transport the tabernacle, Numbers 7:8. He went from counting items to directing thousands of men and animals.

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Reflected Light

Tuesday, an hour before sunrise, it was light outside. It snowed and the lights from the street and houses reflected off of it. It was a peaceful winter scene…when viewed from my couch, in a robe, under a quilt!

I imagine the fire inside the cloud, Numbers 9:15, lit it up. The fire was not noticeable during the day and the cloud was not visible during the night.

I do know there is no man-made light that can compete with God’s light. It penetrates the darkest clouds!

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Protection

God protects everyone. Many say they have a guardian angel, but it is God. He can remove His protection. That is what He did to the Canaanites, Numbers 14:9. They thought they could win against the Israelites but didn’t know they were already defeated.

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Stand Back from Uprisings

Numbers 16:2, “And they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown.” NASB

When there is an uprising by the masses, led by men of renown but against God, step back. They will soon disappear, Numbers 16:25-33.

The same day my study verse was Isaiah 52:11, “Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house.” NIV

The Kohathites carried the articles of the Lord’s house. Some of the Kohathites rebelled.

Numbers 16:1, “Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action.” NASB

Levi’s sons were Aaron, Moses, Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. Korah was Moses and Aaron’s great-nephew. Korah wanted to be like Eleazar and Ithamar. But he hung out with the sons of Reuben.

Reuben was the oldest son of Jacob who lost his birthright when he slept with one of his father’s wives, Genesis 35:22; 49:3-4. His descendants also had a problem with wanting what others had.

We need to choose our friends carefully.

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God Goes Before Us

It was in the teens Friday with a high of 23 degrees. Bethany and I were going to Hobby Lobby. At midnight, I wondered if it was too cold to go.

I told her that I needed to wake up at four to write. God woke me up at four on the dot!

I looked at my watch and said, “We’re going!”

Then, I studied my verse of the day. Isaiah 52:12, “But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” NIV

We quoted that verse all day and had a great day! I didn’t even buy anything at Hobby Lobby!

When God blesses you, no one can curse you, Numbers 22:12.

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I Learned:

  1. When you are sick, stay out of the assembly.
  2. Do the little things and God will put you in charge of the big things!
  3. God’s light penetrates the darkest clouds.
  4. Everyone’s protection is from God and He can remove it!
  5. When there is an uprising of the masses, led by men of renown, step back!
  6. We will not leave quickly or have to run because God goes before us and guards behind us.
  7. When God blesses you, no one can curse you.

Join me in reading November’s chapters. I would love to hear what you learned in the comments section below!

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