OVERVIEW: God assures Israel’s next generation that they will enter the Promised Land and instructs them to provide appropriate sacrifices when they do.
BIG IDEA: Never forget that God is gracious yet holy.
KEY VERSE: Numbers 15:41 (God to Moses)
I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt that I might be your God. I am the Lord your God!
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Don’t forget about me. I will bless you, and I will provide for you. I will do it with such frequency that you may grow so accustomed to my blessings that they become routine. Don’t allow that to happen. Celebrate my gifts and express thanks for them. Discipline yourself to look for the ways I provide, acknowledge them, and give thanks. I will faithfully provide for you.
Discipline yourself to be thankful. Recognize my gifts and talk about them. Share them with others. Leverage them as tools to tell others about my love and provision. Help people know I want to do the same in their lives. Use holidays or symbols or food or works of art to acknowledge who I am and what I’ve done. But don’t become so consumed in the celebration that you forget the reason for the party. I am the Lord, your God, who has been and always will be faithful. Remember who I am and walk confidently with me.
Be confident in God’s provision, but don’t take him for granted. Remember to give thanks. Invite some friends over for a meal to talk about what God is doing in each of your lives.