Knowing Where To Go (Numbers 7, Psalm 42-43)

“And Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord,” Numbers 7:69

“Why are you cast down, oh my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God,” Psalm 42-43

It was so frustrating, we could see where we needed to be but we could not get there from where we were. I can still remember those feelings almost 21 years ago as Sherry and I were trying to get on the interstate as we were trying to get home from our honeymoon.  Finally we discovered where we were to go.  Once we got on the right road the frustration left and love abounded.

As Moses lead the people toward the Promised Land there were many moments of frustration because the people knew where they were to go, however they were making decisions that kept them from where they were to go.

As the Psalmist thought about his fellowship with God, he longed to get back to the temple to worship God (Psalm 42:1-11).  Thankfully he was able to go to God (Psalm 43).

Question:  “Are there days when you know where you are to go, but for some reason you do not go?”  I think many of us intend to always go to God with every circumstance but we allow the sin of frustration, pride, and selfishness to keep us from going to God.  This morning I was truly reminded of Peters response to Jesus in John 6, “Where else would we go Lord, for you alone have the words of eternal life.”

Today and every day you and I need to go to Jesus.  All other stops will lead to disaster.  If you are going somewhere else today?  Stop, change directions, and come to Jesus!!!  II Cor. 1:3-11 teaches us what we find when we go to Jesus.  Check it out.

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