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JUNE 14

 
 
                                         TOPIC: APPLICATION OF OUR SENSES IN CHRISTIANITY
 
 Memory verse:-
"The Lord said to Moses, "Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders.” So at the Lord’s command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites. These are their names:
 
     from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zakkur;
from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;

from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;

from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;

from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;

from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;

from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;

from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;

from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;

from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;

from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;

from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.

 
These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.) When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.”
 
(It was the season for the first ripe grapes.) So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath. They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) When they reached the Valley of Eshkol, they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs. That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.”
                                                                                                  -Numbers 13:1-25
 
Every good and perfect gift is from the Lord and such given the land of Canaan to the Israelites was clear sign that the land was good. Hence no need to explore it, obviously, but the Lord asked Moses to explore the land before they take it. This is a clear indication that the Lord wants us Christians/believers to use our sense, we are not puppets. The exploration of the land was in part to help them know the quality of the land and so know how to put it in good use. The Lord never deprived us of our thinking capacity, we have to decide more times what to do with our life rather than moving from one pastor to the other expecting them to think for us.
 
Prayer:-pray for insight in life
             Ask God to help you make a good use of your mind
 
What to meditate on:
Does the bible stop us from thinking, if yes or no how?
 
 
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