Happy Valentines Day! (This is a not-so-subtle reminder to any of the male readers of this blog that may have forgotten the date, there is still time...)
The passage in Numbers for today contained a large number of verses that deal with the offerings that each leader of the 12 tribes brought to the tabernacle for the dedication of the alter. It is interesting that this is a celebration based on the completion of a large project (tabernacle), yet in the midst of all this each tribe includes a sacrifice for sins. Numbers 7:15:
When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the , he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law. In this way the spoke to him. How simple it would seem that Moses could go in and speak with God..and he would speak with Moses. To be able to ask questions, seek clarification, and even get advice from the most powerful One who brought the plagues on the Egyptians, held open the Red Sea, provided food in the form of manna, seems like a great privilege. We too have a conduit today to that same powerful God. It may not be as direct as in Moses' case, but certainly God has not changed and he still seeks to communicate with us. We need to be open to God's communication through reading His word and the guidance He provides.