TOPIC: THE LORD IS IN CONTROL
On the day the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant law, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire. That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire. Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped. At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the Lord’s order and did not set out. Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the Lord’s command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out.
Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening till morning, and when it lifted in the morning, they set out. Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out. Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out. At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out. They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses.”
God led His people by cloud the Lord is not "one-way” Lord. He uses different ways and manner to direct us and bring us to where He wants us to be. Sometimes He uses sad and undesirable situation to manifest His greatness, indeed all things work together for the good of the righteous. The Lord will never leave His own to be destroyed so you cannot be destroyed.
Prayer:-pray and celebrate God for His greatness, glory and kindness
pray and commit your life under the control of the Lord
Also commit your works/job under the control of the Lord
What to meditate on:
What is obedience (reason from biblical perspective)?