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01-19-11 HighQuest Numbers 32:6-12

January 20, 2011

The passage I read was Numbers 32:6-12

You can find that passage here:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers%2032:6-12&version=NIV

My summary of the passage is this:

There were two tribe leaders that didn’t want their tribes to go into the promised land because they were (a. content with the land they were in and (b. didn’t want to go into any more battles.In other words, they were content in not being faithful and following God whole heartedly to take hold of the prized Promised Land.In this passage, Moses calls the leaders of these two tribes out, pointing out that their negativity and lacking faith is similar to that of their fathers that were destroyed in the desert a result of their lack of faith, and that the negativity could (similar to that afore mentioned situation) discourage other tribes from taking hold of the promised land the Lord had lead them to.

These are my words.Please read the passage for yourself and write it as it has meaning to you.

As I reflect:

Complacency is contagious.Here we have a situation that still far too often occurs today.The equivalent today is that one Christian or a group of Christians desire to fully follow after God.They desire growth and they want to be close to their Savior and accept the many great gifts He offers them on this wond3erful road throughout their faithful walk.But then, Satan gets into the thoughts of other more complacent Believers that surround them.These believers make statements of doubt and choose to be content where they are with no growth in their walk.They talk about the many dangers of the route that the more dedicated Christians are fixing to choose and they would rather settle where they are than continue a walk of faithfulness that could have hardships and struggles (those very things that allow us to grow stronger and closer to God).This can discourage a devoted man or woman of God far too easily.Don’t become complacent.Don’t allow others to discourage you in your walk with Jesus.Be encouraged Christian soldier.The Lord has promises for you and it’s time for you to take hold of those promises.While others are content at the edge of the desert, you can be the shining light on a hill.Let no one hinder your walk.

My response to the Lord:

Lord, you are always faithful and you never fail us.Why should we not follow after you with our whole hearts?Lord, please protect me from ever discouraging the heart of another believer from following whole heartedly and also protect me from such discouragement from other non-believers and believers alike.May I always remember your promises to those who would faithfully follow you with their whole heart, mind, body, and all of their strength.May I be a shining example of your victories won and not of contentment at the edge of a desert.You have brought me this far and I know you will complete the work begun in me.I trust you Father to guide and teach me.

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Psalm 25:9 “The humble He guides in Justice, and the humble He teaches His way.”

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