THEME: God is in Charge
PASSAGE: Numbers 10:29-36
HYMN: MHB 50 – THE Lord is my shepherd
MEMORY VERSE: Numbers 10:35b – Rise up, Lord, and let Thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate Thee flee before Thee.”
When you do what Moses did in the passage read today, you are likely to receive the same answer and become dejected, feel betrayed and disappointed. To be in charge means to be in control of the course of things and events.
When Moses beckoned on Hobab (also known as Raguel), his brother-in-law, a Midianites to go with them in their wilderness journey, he premised his request on the fact that Hobab was familiar with the area being a Midianite (verse 31).
We can say that Moses was carnal in his request for relying on a man for directions instead of relying on God, who is all-knowing. He probably forgot that the presence of the Lord, typified by the Ark of the Covenant, was with them and needed nobody to show them the way except the God Almighty, who knows everywhere! (Numbers 10: 31-32).
As a child of God, do you believe that God is in charge of the journey of your life? If so, you don’t have to call for assistance from fellow human beings. Although, godly and inspired counsel may be sought, and it’s still by God. If the presence of the Lord is with you everywhere you go, be rest assured that He is in charge of every step you take as long as you continue to obey Him and serve Him faithfully.
David in Psalm 37:5 said that we should commit our ways to the Lord and trust in Him. He will bring everything to pass. Even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He is with you (Psalm 23:4).
As God sought out a resting place for the children of Israel in their wilderness journey, God shall also give you rest from all your sorrows and challenges in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to be conscious of Your presence in my life at all times and in all situations.

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