Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009 – Lent is a Time of Believing - Numbers 21:4-9

Our lesson for today reminds us that whenever you get lost – trust in God and He’ll save you. The Israelites were led through the desert and they became hungry and started questioning God asking, “Why have You brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?” They did not believe God would lead them to a safe place and provide food, water and shelter. Thus God sent serpents because they did not believe.

After many people died the people repented to Moses who prayed to God for them. God told Moses to make a bronze serpent and put it on a pole and whoever was bitten and look at the pole would live. This lesson shows that when you are in trouble trust in God and He’ll bring you to safety. A hard lesson was learned by these people – never second guess God’s decisions.

Lord, help me to trust in You no matter what the circumstance may be.

-Katie Linnemeier

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