Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5th: Numbers 20-22, Revelation 22 ~ Nathan
Our reading begins with both the Israelites and Moses sinning against God. The Israelites complained again about God not helping them when they figured He should, and Moses for not giving God glory when He used Moses to provide the Israelites with water.
It's hard to believe the Israelites could complain after all God had done for them, and all that was in store for them. But this is a reminder for me to be more thankful and not go to my first instinct and complain when things aren't as I think they should be. The Israelites would go to complain again in chapter 21:5.
In some ways I felt sorry for Moses that God punished him for not giving Him glory, I mean he has his hands full with the complaining Israelites and has to put up with this numerous times. But God is holy and deserves to be treated that way all the time. This is a good reminder for me to think to give Him the glory and not take it for myself.
Revelation chapter 22 is the last chapter in the Bible, and closes by first warning that God will punish anyone who adds or takes away anything from the Bible, this is a warning to us not to make up our own rules and regulations concerning what God wants and what He considers sin. A good way to know the Bible is by reading and studying it, it has all we need.
Secondly, verse 20 says that Jesus is the one who says that all of the Bible is true, and goes on to say that He is coming soon, what an encouragement!