Numbers 15:39 Reminders

“You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.” Numbers 15:39

God had given the Israelites some instructions about their clothing. One of the things they had to do was hang tassels with a blue cord off the corners of their garments. The whole purpose of these tassels was to remind the people of His commands to them. As they remembered His commands, it was to keep them from sinning. Their focus was to be on the commands of God at all times.

In life it is very easy to get distracted and begin to sin. People will start to follow things or ways of this world that does not fall in line with God’s commands. Most of the time these changes come in very subtly, barely noticeable at first, until the person is fully won over. Other times it is a bold change of direction that comes quickly in the heat of a moment.

Satan and the world want you to forget about what God has said. Although today you are no longer living under the law, there are many commands that God has given that still need to be followed.

Most people forget things very quickly. They might remember them in the back of their mind if they stop to think about it, but that does not usually happen.

Just as God wanted the Israelites to have a reminder about His commands, you must also keep a reminder in your life. It can be different for each person. Taping note cards in various places you will see with verses on them; keeping worship music playing always; wearing a Christian hat or shirt; or wear a button or some other item with a reminder. Find a way that will work for you.

Do not allow yourself to lose focus on what God wants of you. Remind yourself daily and throughout each day of His commands to you. Do not allow yourself to fall into sin because you forgot His commands.

I pray today that God will help you remember His ways; that you will not walk away from God in any area of your life; that your eyes will always be on Jesus; and that you will be the light of Jesus in this world.

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