July 4, 2022
Take time to pray
16 But I call to God,
and the LORD saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
I cry out in distress
and He hears my voice.
32 In spite of this, you did not trust in the LORD your God, 33 who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.
Context: The Israelites are in one of their many periods of doubting the LORD’s promises. He had brought them to the land He had promised them. They sent out spies to check it out and when these spies reported that they could not defeat the people in the land, the Israelites listened to the spies and not to God. So, God told them that they would not enter the Promised Land, but their young children would. Then the Israelites realized their mistake and decided to go up and fight the Amorites, even when God told them not to. They were defeated.
The Israelites would enter the Promised Land, but only after all of the rebellious generation died. There were men who were excluded from this before they were faithful to God and trusted Him – Caleb and Joshua.
· God is powerful.
· God leads us where we should go.
· God is to be trusted.
· No matter what our circumstances, we must trust God.
· Not trusting God and going our own way has consequences.
· We need to be alert to avoid wandering from the path God has set out for us.
· How do I know the path God wants me to follow?
· Be in His Word.
· Listen to my conscience.
· Is it God pleasing?
(Completed using TEND method - marieldavenport.com)