Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4: Numbers 2:1-3:51 Mark 11:27-12:17 Psalm 47:1-9 Proverbs 10:24-25 by Pamela

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Numbers 2:1-3:51, Mark 11:27-12:17, Psalm 47:1-9, Proverbs 10:24-25 

A few things stood out for me:

These are the people of Israel as listed by their fathers' houses. All those listed in the camps by their companies were 603,550.

603 550. I think sometimes it's easy to overlook the fact that there were so many people. Can you imagine the logistics of camping with over 600 000 people?

17 Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” And they marveled at him.

Sometimes we tend to focus on the things that don't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Money. Possessions: stuff we acquire/ vehicles we drive. The things that won't matter beyond this life or rather the stuff that becomes irrelevant as we age from this life. Now you could look at money and possessions as from God to use for His glory, but I think Jesus was more concerned about the stuff that God gives to us that lives on after we cease to exist like time (we gave to serve), love, honour and respect  (unconditionally to those who deserve it and to those who do not), and our talents. What we use for God's purpose from these things will live on in the people we affect through them.

He subdued peoples under us,
    and nations under our feet.

Nothing is beyond God's power. He has dominion over the earth and everything in it, including the people who believe they are not under God's rule.


What the wicked dreads will come upon him,
    but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

One day all will know that God is who He has always been and that His word is truth. For many, this realization will come too late.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Numbers 4:1-5:31, Mark 12:18-37, Psalm 48:1-14, Proverbs 10:26 

1 comment:

Tammy said...

It’s a huge number of people! I can only imagine how much work it was to set up and take down when they moved.