Numbers 9:22-23 “Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out. At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out. They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses.” It must have been tiresome doing this. I mean we just read eight chapters on how the Israelites would set up and take down each step of the tent. They did this every time God moved. Not that I would complain, but after setting up everything it would be crazy to just brea it all down again and move. But, this little statement provides such insight on what it means to be follow the Lord’s will. The Israelites would do it. When God moved, they moved. No questions asked. Following God meant that you would follow Him regardless of when or where He decides to move. To be obedient. From this you can conclude that it took obedience to follow God. It took diligence to follow God. It
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Exodus 3:10 So now, go, I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt Being called is a big thing. To be asked by God to accomplish his work is what every Christian should look forward to. Moses was called 40 years after he felt the urge in his hear to help his people. The calling came after a failed first attempt of what he felt his life was supposed to be about. It came after he settled in to a life where he was very comfortable. He was called at a time where things we going good. God’s calling probably was not expected at this point. It is no wonder why he questions God at the most highest level. He constantly ask for signs, ask for confirmation, ask for guidance. It seems like impossible that he would be called out now at this time for His work. But God did, God asked, and Moses said yes. God called you and I to do his work also. Though it may not be as grand as leading his people out of Israel, but it is a calling none the less. What we can
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Genesis 29:35 She (Leah) conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah. Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Leah’s situation sucked. Let’s face it, when you grow up as a little girl, in no matter what culture you are in, growing up not being loved, sucks. Her, father first had to trick a man to get her married, then she was in a marriage where here husband did not love her. To make it worse, her husband loved her sister. No matter how many children she had, no one loved her. Her sister, Rachel, began to despise her because she could bear children, while Rachel could not. There was no end in sight. The more your read the Bible you would think you were watching some messed up reality show you see now days. Leah was in a crappy situation where she didn’t even ask for it. But as you read it you slowly see how she turned to the only one who could give her hope.