Sin Needs To Be Removed If We Are To Press On To A Greater Enjoyment Of God’s Blessing (Numbers 30:1-31:20)..

Numbers 30:1-31:20 Vows (30:1-16): Be careful what you say - You may live to regret it (Ecclesiastes 5:2, 4-6; Matthew 12:36-37; James 3:6-11). Learn from Balaam. Full of good intentions about speaking God’s Word (22:18; 23:12), he hoped to ‘die the death of the righteous’(23:10). He did not live up to his good intentions. He …

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“My cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5).

The overflowing cup is not a good thing when you spill your drink and you have to clean up the mess! The overflowing heart is always a good thing. When your heart is overflowing with the joy of the Lord, this will bring brightness into the lives of the people you meet. The spilling of …

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Lord, show us the way we are to go – and the way we are not to go.

Lord, show us the way we are to go: “The root of the righteous stands firm” (Proverbs 12:12). – and the way we are not to go: “He who follows worthless pursuits has no sense” (Proverbs 12:11). Does it make any sense to follow “worthless pursuits” when we can be “filled with all the fullness …

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Lord, You’re calling us to choose the life of fruitful service …

Lord, You’re calling us to choose the life of fruitful service – “gold, silver, precious stones”. You’re calling us to leave behind the unfruitful life – “wood, hay, straw” (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). Help us to hear and answer Your call: “Rise up, O Church of God. Have done with lesser things. Give heart and soul …

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Help us, Lord, to seek Your will, to do Your will, and to give all the glory to You.

It was You, Lord, who "established David king over Israel" (1 Chronicles 14:2). Help us to be like David. He "inquired of You" (1 Chronicles 14:10,14). He "did as You commanded him" (1 Chronicles 14:16). He gave all the glory to You (1 Chronicles 14:11,17). Help us, Lord, to seek Your will, to do Your …

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How are we to move beyond appreciating the beauty of nature to living the life of holiness?

Psalm 19:1-14 The glory of God in creation - general revelation The glory of God in Christ - special revelation The link between the two is the glory of God, shining through the written Word of God. Creation shows us the greatness of God's power. Christ shows us the greatness of God's love. In creation, …

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Lord, help us to remember that You are the everlasting God.

Lord, help us to remember that You are the everlasting God. We are so changeable. Your love for us is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable. Our feelings take us here, there and everywhere. Your love brings us back to the place where our love for You grows strong. How does our love for You grow strong? …

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Lord, when the service of worship comes to an end, may our service of living begins – and never ends!

‘Let us go to the Lord’s House; let us worship before His throne’ (Psalm 132:7). Lord, You're calling us to worship You. We are to gather together as Your worshipping people. As we gather for worship, may we remember that You, Lord, are ‘King’. May we give You more than the praise of our lips. …

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God calls us to follow “the way of righteous people.”

God calls us to follow “the way of righteous people” (Psalm 1:6). He directs our attention to His “Son”, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (Psalm 2:7). He promises blessing to those who “take refuge ... In Him” (Psalm 2:12). There is much opposition: “O Lord, look how my enemies have increased! Many are attacking …

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“Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” – “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”

When, Lord, we’re asking the question, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:19), help us to hear Your answer: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” At Your “table”, You bless us – “You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5). Help us to …

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