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Hitting the Mark January 2018

If we do what is right, then we can rest in our Heavenly Father’s care – He will defend us!

Hitting the Mark
Humble, Teachable & Growing – Part 4

Scripture Reading: Numbers 12:1-8

Key Verse: Numbers 12: 3

Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.

Yesterday’s devotional reminded us that God is always listening and watching over His people. This means we don’t have to be constantly worrying about our reputation, we have a heavenly advocate. Several years ago, when our church had started a skate park for the community kids, some neighbors decided that they wanted to shut the park down. They started making all kinds of accusations against the church to convince the township leaders to force us to close the park. I was called into a meeting with the township leadership and the neighbors making the complaints. I was prepared to defend the park and do my best to keep it open. However, once the meeting got started, one of the neighbors made a cruel statement that made the township leadership angry. I hardly said a word during the entire meeting, I felt the Lord had taken over and the park was protected.

Just like God stood up for Moses, God will stand up for His people today. However, we must realize that God is judging the right and the wrong. If we have done something wrong, then God will reveal that, not hide it on our behalf! The good news is, if we live right, do what is right to the best of our ability, then we can rest in our Heavenly Father’s care – He will defend us!

A second lesson should be highlighted, as well. We must be very careful in our accusations against other people. We seldom know ALL the facts. We can never see people’s hearts like God can. The Bible reminds us to stop judging, let God handle that: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7: 1-2).

Father, put your compassion in my heart for others, not a judgmental spirit. In Jesus’ Name, amen.