Today’s Reading: Numbers 30 – 31
“And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.”
“Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.” Numbers 31:8, 16 (KJV)
Are we grieved by our sin? Are we brokenhearted by our sin and the sin of others? Will we obey God concerning how we deal with sin? To the current days minds of humanity some of these, or even all of these judgment deals are harsh, even cruel, and inhumane.
Sin in the eyes of holy God trespasses against Him. He must deal with sin. In all truth He always has; since the garden of Eden, and through our own day; He still deals with our sin. Humanity today are the ones who are not addressing the matter of personal sin.
GOD has paid our sin debt through the violent, bloody death of His own Son Jesus Christ. He has shown how He hates sin even to the death of His Son.
The above event in the Bible takes place shortly before Moses’ own death, because of His sin of disobedience. The event takes place due to Balaam’s counsel to pervert the children of Israel, through the pagan, ungodly practices of Moab (Numbers 25).
Remember Jesus’ words,
“For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17
God has already dealt with the sins of those who believe Him. He will ultimately deal with all sin. Trust Jesus, and be saved.
Reading for February 26: Numbers 32 – 35