It's simple, sin separates, pride disconnects but humility and love allows you to abide in God's Tribe. When this occurs healing begins... let us become people who seek wholeness rather than quick fixes. Enjoy today's Percolator.
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1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said: 2 "Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. 3 You and Aaron are to number by their divisions all the men in Israel twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army…
17 Moses and Aaron took these men whose names had been given, 18 and they called the whole community together on the first day of the second month. The people indicated their ancestry by their clans and families, and the men twenty years old or more were listed by name, one by one, 19 as the LORD commanded Moses. And so he counted them in the Desert of Sinai… 44 These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each one representing his family. 45 All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel's army were counted according to their families. 46 The total number was 603,550.
- Numbers 1:1-3, 17-19, 44-46
605,550 men ready to serve the Lord in battle! If you think about this, God had kept his promise to Abraham in multiplying his seed into the thousands! But where did this increase happen? Where did this promise start its fulfillment? The answer would be, in Egypt. Even in captivity, even while under the harshest conditions, God's promise broke through. And now, in the wilderness, they are witnesses of his faithfulness as they take this census.
- What do you "count" in your life? What is meaningful for you enough to keep track of? What do you feel after counting and keeping track?
- Have you ever come out of a tough season and found that God had done something through it, because of it? What was it, tell me your story.