“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 (NLT) The heart of this ministry is to inspire a love for God’s Word and encourage the discipline of daily Bible reading and SOAP journaling. These are a few of our SOAP notes from today’s reading. We encourage you to read and journal on your own first, then join us in conversation about what God revealed to YOU today. Click HERE to go directly to the daily reading if you wish.
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His Plan Was Always His Plan | Kimi Miller
S~ On the east, toward the sunrise, the divisions of the camp of Judah are to encamp under their standard. Numbers 2:3a (NIV)
All the men assigned to the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, number 186,400. They will set out first. Numbers 2:9 (NIV)
On the south will be the division of the camp of Reuben under their standard. Numbers 2:10a (NIV)
All the men assigned to the cmap of Reuben, according to their divisions, number 151,450. They will set out second. Numbers 2:16 (NIV)
On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. Numbers 2:18a (NIV)
All the men assigned to the camp of Ephraim, according to their divisions, number 108,100. Numbers 2:24 (NIV)
On the north will be the divisions of the camp of Dan under their standard. Numbers 2:25a (NIV)
All the men assigned to the camp of Dan number 157,600. Numbers 2:31 (NIV)
O~ It’s easy for me to skip over the details of the Old Testament. But, everything in it is done so with purpose. Take for example, the census and this bizarre command about the arrangement of the tribal camps. What was the point of that? God always has a reason for His commands. Look what happens when you draw it out on paper, you begin to see this image from God’s perspective – a cross moving across the earth! (Draw it out for yourself! Isn’t God amazing?)
108,100 Tabernacle 186,400
A~ I am choosing to believe that everything You ask of me is for a greater purpose – often times, one I can’t see from my perspective. I put my trust in You alone, for I believe there are things I can’t see – can’t even comprehend – that You are working out for the plan You’ve had all along.
P~ God, thank You for inviting me into Your plan. Thanks for working out the details, so that all I have to do is be obedient to You. I love You, Jesus.
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