Seize the Moment – Day 568

Dependence on the Lord in Decision Making!

Numbers 9


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, October 6.


How do you know when to make an allowance for something that is not exactly the way you thought it was supposed to happen?


Numbers 9:6-8 records an episode of Moses demonstrating mature spiritual leadership:


But there were some men who were unclean because of the dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day. Those men said to him, “Though we are unclean because of the dead person, why are we restrained from presenting the offering of the Lord at its appointed time among the sons of Israel?” Moses therefore said to them, “Wait, and I will listen to what the Lord will command concerning you.”


Moses waited upon the Lord to give him the answer. According to Luke 5:16, Jesus Christ modeled this same pattern of listening for God:
“But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.”


Spiritual leaders cultivate a humble heart and a patient mind to wait upon the Lord to give direction. Moses could have quickly decided on this issue. These men were going to have miss Passover this year because they were unclean, a clear-cut case. But instead, Moses waited on the Lord.


When discerning decisions, please cultivate a humble heart to wait upon the Lord and a patient mind to listen for His voice.


Just like in this situation, the Lord may disclose to you a new way forward. In Moses’ case, God spoke to Him and set a secondary date for the observance of Passover one month later for not only these men, but for many others who would find themselves in similar situations in the future (9-14).


Seize the moment and learn to be dependent upon the Lord for your decision making. You never know how God will use your times of waiting upon Him to bless many!

God bless your day!
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