Topic: Let Him Lead [Monday May 25, 2015]

Text: Numbers 10:14-28

Key Verse: “In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab” (Numbers 10:14).

Change is very difficult to manage, whether in the secular or in the spiritual realm. There is a general disposition in man to settle for the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown future because of his limited understanding and peculiarity. Those in military and paramilitary organizations easily and promptly respond to signals, especially from higher authority. God is unchanging, yet He is progressive. He wants us to move forward to the next level in response to His divine signals and directions.

Our text reveals the instruction of God for the children of Israel to move forward two years, after leaving Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. They had stayed for about one year waiting for the next signal or instruction from God to move. The cloud was up, and they took their journey according to the commandment of the Lord. The squadron of Judah moved first with their team leader and others followed according to God’s instruction. After three days, they rested in the wilderness of Paran. The children of Israel constantly responded to God’s signal because His presence was with them.

Moving with God and responding to His divine signal is the beauty of a Christian life. The clear instruction of God to the children of Israel reminds us of His divine ownership of His people, and His readiness to lead and guide them from time to time.

God’s promise to lead Old Testament people still applies to modern-day believers. He will guide us by His Word and Spirit, and direct the paths of people who acknowledge Him. When God leads and we obey, the future is better, brighter and beautiful.

Bible In One Year: Joel 1-3

Thought for The Day: To be led by Christ is to be led to life and glory.

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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