January 4th

Numbers is a strange name for a book, isn’t it?  The 4th book of the Bible is named as such due to the fact that there are 2 complete censuses that are taken of all the Israelite people.  That is a lot of counting!

But, do not let that name, nor the counting, steer you away from reading this thrilling narrative.

Mount Sinai is where the Israelite people are found at the beginning of the book of Numbers and 36 chapters later, which spans a 38-year journey, they arrive at the plains of Moab on the border of Canaan.  It has been a long 38 years fraught with difficulty and despair.  But, in the midst of all the difficulties and despair there was an obvious constant.

The Lord spoke.

As you read through Numbers, time and time again, the phrase, “The Lord spoke…” is written.

When things were hard…the Lord spoke.

When God’s people complained…the Lord spoke.

The Lord spoke because the Lord cares.

The Lord spoke because the Lord is involved.

The Lord spoke because the Lord is always speaking to us.

The Lord spoke then and the Lord is speaking now.

Have an ear to hear what the Lord is speaking to you today. Open your heart.  Open your soul. Open your life to the voice of the Lord.

He is speaking to you…right now.