Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LEADERSHIP

Today’s Reading: Numbers 16

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A photo looking inland from the southern shore of the Dead Sea, 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest place on earth. The Rift Valley starts in Syria and continues into Africa. As in our reading today, the earth opened up here at some ancient time.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

Key Verse: Numbers 16:9a, 10

Is it a small thing to you…that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking the priesthood also?

 

Twice in our reading, Moses fell on his face before God (verses 4 & 45) in intercession for the people. He was desperate for God’s mercy upon the rebellious people. The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history. First, the judgment of God came upon those who coveted the positions of Moses and Aaron, and then by a plague that took the lives of 14,700 people. Earlier we read about the carefully crafted laws for the health of the people, and we don’t know what disease hit them. Perhaps, if those who rejected Moses’ leadership had left quietly, the tragedies could’ve been avoided. Judgment can be averted by genuine repentance.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, please help me to be loyal to the leaders You have chosen, and if I cannot support them, may I have the grace to leave quietly so as not to damage Your work in any way. I repent for my failure to recognize from time to time Your appointments to positions of leadership authority. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve been learning about leadership this week in the life of Moses. We read earlier this week from Numbers 11 where God gave Moses 70 elders to stand with him and advise him. Regardless of our opinions on President Trump in the USA…or Prime Minister Trudeau in Canada, we are instructed in Scripture to pray for all leaders. Politics is not an easy calling and it can be extremely divisive. Let’s make it a point to pray for those in authority over us…that God would lead them in righteous decisions (see 1 Timothy 2:1-4).

Yours for recognition and support of leaders God has allowed to be in positions of authority,

David

10 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  1. We praise You, Lord Holy, on this day, and give thanks for Your blessings upon us. There is always so much to learn through You, Lord. This photo with caption, this scripture with Moses, this message from David, to continue to pray for our world leaders. God’s plan is higher than we could ever imagine. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord. You are pillars of His love and grace.

    Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Hebrews 3:1-2 NIV

    This song has been playing in my head, this morning, saints:
    Came to My Rescue- Hillsong United with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBUZrv5CYb8

  2. Could I please ask for prayer for a young man, Daryn who has recently come into my son’s life as his roommate. This past Monday he was found unresponsive and .the doctors are advising to remove him from life support as there is no detection of brain activity. I do not believe he is a Christian and my prayer is that God would intervene in Daryn’s life, for his salvation and for God’s glory. I pray that as the family gather around his bedside that God’s mighty presence would be felt and provide comfort and peace. My heart is in anguish for parents to see a child in such a state but God is good all the time even though in our earthly thinking we do not understand. All praise to our God.!

  3. God has used evil people to do His work and we may not recognize their roles.His ways and thoughts are so far above ours it would boggle the mind of a genius.(I was thinking of the Babylonian and Assyrian rulers who punished Israel.) I have to remind myself to not oppose our leaders for I will also be opposing God’s will. “NIV Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
    We can still try to make changes through our prayers.God bless

  4. God’s ways are perfect! Lord help us to be faithful to follow Your ways!
    Although we do not understand His ways at time…we need to lean on Him for all we do, and not on our own understanding!

    Beautiful day here…I hope you are enjoying the same!

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