Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1st: Numbers 34-36, Hebrews 11: 1-22 ~ Nathan

Numbers 34: 9-12
Then the Lord said to Moses: [10] “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, [11] select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee. [12] 12 They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly

I've always found the verses that deal with someone accident killing someone, interesting. Did this happen often back then? How do these verses apply to us today, how often does someone accidentally kill someone else?

The point I get from these verses is that obviously God cares for everyone and wants to help us no matter what mistakes, we've made or caused. Sometimes we unintentionally do things that have unexpected consequences that are negative, God is still there to help us, He will not give up on us.
Hebrews 11: 13-16
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. [14] People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. [15] If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. [16] 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

We also may die one day before Jesus returns, we also need to live our lives with faith that God will do what He said He would all do, and trust in Him.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

That struck me as humorous! Did people often kill others unintentionally back then?

Obviously, we don't know how often it happened, but what a good reminder that God is there as our refuge - both for our intentional and unintentional sins. His forgiveness and mercy is overwhelming.