July 26, 2020

Numbers 15: 1-41–The chapter opened with instruction to Moses to tell the children of Israel about the laws of grain and drink offerings which they must observe when they get to the land of promise. The second part deals with the laws concerning unintentional sin, how to bring offerings to the LORD to ask for forgiveness, and the LORD would forgive them. The Law of presumptuous sin brings death because the person has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken His commandment. The last part of this chapter brought the sin of violating the sabbath into the open again when they saw a man gathering sticks on a sabbath day. They took him to Moses and Moses asked the LORD what to do with him in this case, and the LORD told Moses to make those that found him stone him outside the camp, which they did and the man died. Lastly, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generation and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your heart and your own eyes are inclined, and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am the LORD your God.”(37-41).

I purposely wrote these last verses as the LORD gave them to Moses for you to see the emphasis on what the LORD was communicating to the children of Israel. He wanted them to remember what He did for their ancestors and them as well and that He wanted to make them His holy people and therefore they must obey His commandments. So as to reinforce their obedience to Him, tassels should be made with blue thread and attach to their garments for remembrance.  He repeated, “I am the LORD your God ” twice.  This is a serious matter. I wish the whole human race would understand this and do what will please Him. We as parents know how painful it is when our children disobey us. If we can relate it to our own experiences, we would be able to check ourselves daily so as to live a godly life. He wants us to be holy just as He is holy. The Grace of God is so much in this generation that reading the way the man was stoned to death for violation of the sabbath is a wake up call for us not to abuse this Grace.  Many of us have violated many of God;s commandments, and we are still alive. because of Grace. With the wars and numerous deaths that surround us every day, we need to fear the God of the Universe who is our Creator and has a purpose for everything.  Many of us do not know how to follow Him wholeheartedly. He does not take 99% especially when you know what is right, and you don’t do it. Micah 6:8 says “He hath showed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. ” This is my heart desire that the grace to do exactly what Prophet Micah says will increase in my life and your life too in Jesus Name, Amen. Be blessed!

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