The God Who Takes Thought Of Us (Numbers 6; Psalm 40-41)

“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, when either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazarite, to separate himself to the Lord.”  Numbers 6:2

“By this I know that you delight in me, my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.”  Psalm 41:11

“Wow, you were really thinking about me?”  This was the question a startled woman asked her husband when he gave her a gift.  Question, “Do you and I really know how much God thinks about us?”

In Numbers 6 God gives the proper order for one who takes the vow of a Nazarite.  This is a vow for a person who wants to dedicate themselves to God for a specific purpose.  All of the these requirements must be in place before God will honor the vow.

In Psalm 40 we find the Psalmist both praise God and also petitioning God.  In Vs: 1-11 we see the Psalmist Praising God.  He praises God for his perfect timing in his deliverance.  God has placed a new song in his heart.  This song includes words of praise for God’s wonderful deeds toward his people.  How could we do anything but praise this God who has thought of each of us.

In verses 12-17 we see the Psalmist petitioning God.  These verses remind us of the old praise hymn, “We need thee every hour.”  As I read these verses I found myself in a position of thankfulness to my great God for His thinking of me.

Today, I know that some of you are feeling alone in your journey.  If this is the case, I have good news.  You are not alone on this journey.  Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ is with you.  Look to Him for both love and leadership during this hour of trial.

Today, I know that some of you are feeling great about the journey.  If this is the case, I have great instruction:  “Praise him in the morning, noon, and evening!”  Praise him before all you meet.  Make sure part of that praise is for God thinking of us!!!

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