SUMMARY: Looking ahead
OVERVIEW: The men of the tribe of Manasseh sought clarification on land distribution under specific circumstances.
BIG IDEA: It is wise to plan for the future.
KEY VERSE: Deuteronomy 5:28 (Moses to the Israelites)
The Lord heard the request you made to me. And he said, “I have heard what the people said to you, and they are right.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am aware of your needs and will provide for you. Seek me and my will and work out the details with one another. Relationships matter. Don’t dismiss those you live or work with. I have placed them in your life, so reach out to them for ways they can contribute to what you want to do. I’ve put you in their lives for the same reason.
Work hard at maintaining and growing healthy relationships. You need one another for support and encouragement and to redirect one another to me when you stray. Plus, I want you to enjoy life together. Don’t posture for position amongst your friends or family members. Instead, bend down as a servant. Look for ways to come alongside them, as one who cares and thinks about their needs before your own. Besides continuing to build into our relationship, the next best thing to plan for your future is to love and serve others.
Are you avoiding a task or project? Pray for wisdom and ask a friend or family member to help you take the first step. Then, together, plan the following steps.
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