READING: Numbers 9-10, Mark 7:31-8:21
God made His presence known among His people through a cloud that covered the tabernacle during the day. From evening until morning, it appeared as a fire instead. The people understood that they were to move when the cloud was lifted up, and they were to stop when it stopped. Regardless of how long the cloud stayed in one place, they were to obey God.
And that they did: “They camped at the Lord’s command, and they set out at the Lord’s command” (Num. 9:23). They did what the Lord required.
How much that differs from our responses sometimes. We at times assume God’s plans and seek Him too little for direction. Or, we step out first and then expect God to bless our decision. Or still, we simply ignore His leading and choose our own path. How much heartache some of us have experienced because we didn’t follow God’s leading!
At the end of the day, we have to decide if we trust God’s heart enough to follow Him wherever and however He leads. Surely we do . . . .
PRAYER: “God, I need You to keep me from making my own plans. I want to follow You alone.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Numbers 11-13, Mark 8:22-9:1