Today’s Devotion: Numbers 15
There is a Lorrie Morgan song with a line in the lyric that says, “I’m looking for something in blue” and the blue she seeks is for her unborn son. A couple years ago I was in a Beth Moore study called “Believing God,” we all cut blue ropes, made them into bracelets, and wore them as a reminder to believe God. This all based upon a the biblical message that we are studying today. In Numbers 15, verse 39 says, “You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.”
So is this tassel supposed to be some form of good luck charm like a pet rock, rabbits foot, or finding a penny, picking it up so all day long you have good luck? Not at all. This is a reminder. A reminder that we are to believe God. Since I became a born-again believer I have let go of all things superstitious. My parents used to call me every new years day to remind me that I was supposed to wash my hands in money so we could make sure we had enough for the year ahead. I stopped avoiding cracks on the side walk that would break my mothers back. I cringe at the thought of how many people put their faith into palm readers and horoscopes, and lastly, I gave up putting my faith into winning the lottery. (Although I still joke that that I would be the poorest lottery winner because I have so many people, causes, and ministry organizations that I wish to support.)
God is all we need. When I found Him, I found so much more than hope of 2 kids, a yard and a picket fence. I am reminded of this as I read Numbers 15, how God gave the Israelities something blue to remind them not to follow the lusts of their own hearts and eyes. Know that this message is intended to encourage you if there is something you are struggling with or striving to remain faithful to God in. It just might be between you and God, but you know what – everything is.
Let’s make it a blue, God believing day!