Numbers 4:49 Assigned Work To Carry

At the Lord’s command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry. Thus they were counted, as the Lord commanded Moses. Numbers 4:49

Every job that any person works has some type of workload that must be carried. Depending on the job, some workloads are physical, while others are more mental.

People are often assigned these workloads determined by the need and their abilities. No single person is expected to carry the entire workload of a business, but everything is accomplished by multiple people carrying on their own part of the whole.

The Levites were assigned various jobs to work with the tabernacle and what they were to carry when the Israelites were moving to a new location.

While every believer is an individual before God, he is also a part of the whole of the Christian community of the church. This church is not just the single building location, but God’s world-wide church as a whole.

In God’s church, every believer is assigned a work to be done, something that needs to be carried to keep the church growing and moving forward. A few people will be assigned positions physically within a church building, while the majority will be assigned things to carry outside of the building.

Being a witness and loving neighbors is the most basic workload to be carried by every believer. In this process, some may have to do other work to be that witness and show that love.

For each and every believer this may look a little different. God assigns these workloads as to each one’s ability and availability at the time. However, every believer must be ready and willing to carry the workload God is giving him. God will provide the ability and strength to accomplish His will.

God has a purpose for you inside and outside the church walls. There is some workload that He is asking you to carry for a time. Be willing to pick up the load and carry it so that the mission of God will be accomplished.

If you choose to not carry the workload God has for you, someone may not learn about Jesus or receive the needed help, and someone else will have to carry an extra load. As you carry your part of the load, everyone else’s load will be lightened, and God’s desire will be fulfilled on this earth.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God desires for you to do; that you will carry the load God has for you; that you will do God’s will for your life; and that God will build His kingdom on this earth through you.

Leviticus 9:6 What Is God Commanding You To Do?

Then Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.” Leviticus 9:6

In order for certain things to occur, other specific things must happen first. Commands or directions are always given with a new item in order that it may work properly and accomplish the desired task.

Some speakers are willing to come and speak at an event if very specific actions are taken prior to arrival to speak. If the commands are not followed, the speaker will not be willing to speak.

After getting the tabernacle set up, Moses tells the people that these are the things God had commanded for them to do so that His glory may appear to them.

It is common for most people in a church to desire to have God’s presence show up in a service or even in their own lives. However, many of those same people are unwilling to listen to what God commands of them and do it. People want God to show up on their own terms as they desire.

The tabernacle and the priesthood that God set up through Moses was just a symbol of what was to come later. Instead of having a few individuals be priests and having to provide animal sacrifices, Jesus made all believers priests that can stand before God and offer sacrifices of the heart before God so that He may appear to them.

Some of the sacrifices that believers can do on a regular basis are prayer, reading God’s word, applying God’s word, sacrifice of time and effort to build His kingdom, turning away and repenting of sin, and more. As the believer follows God’s commands, God will show up in His life and do great works and wonders in and through him.

God wants His glory to appear to you and work in your life. He has given you some general commands as to how this can come about.

There are also some very specific commands to you as to what you must do for God and His kingdom. Seek God and His word to find out what God expects of you and commands you to do. Allow His Holy Spirit to guide you and strengthen you to do what He commands. Then expect His glory to show up in your life.

What is God commanding you to do today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God commands you to do; that you will do what God has told you to do; and that you will see and know God’s glory in your life.

Hebrews 10:36 Persevere And Do To Receive

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:36

In order to gain some things of great value it takes perseverance, work and time. Investors say that in order to save and have a large retirement account, one must put in a little every day or week for years. In the same way, athletes must obey their coach, work hard and persevere, in order to win the coveted prize at the end of the season.

It takes a lot of patience and work to get the reward in the end.

Once the author talked about being made holy by the sacrifice of Jesus, he tells them to persevere to the end. This is so that they will receive what God promised after they had done His will.

Becoming a believer in Jesus is easy. It is just a matter of repentance and faith in what Jesus did.

Millions are willing to accept Jesus, but many are unwilling to do the next step–to do the will of God. When things get difficult or don’t make any sense, people are very quick to give up trying. Instead of having patience when things are tough to continue on the path they started, they stop.

Many people are expecting a quick and easy road to salvation. While becoming a believer and being saved is fast and easy, the completion of the salvation takes time and is often filled with pain.

God has called each and every believer to do a work while here on this earth. That work is to spread the gospel message to the dying world. For each person this may be done in a different way, but the message is the same.

The believer who has done God’s will, will in the end receive what God had promised–eternal life, those who didn’t do His will, will be condemned.

God has a mission for you to do while you are on this earth. Do not allow yourself to sit back and just relax, but persevere and work to complete the task He has set before you.

By your obedience in doing this, you are showing God that you do love and trust Him. Just as it was with Jesus, it will be very tough and long at times, but hang in there and you will be rewarded, just as Jesus was.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen your perseverance; that God will show you what He wants you to do; that God will strengthen you to do His will; and that some day you will receive the reward God has for you.

1 Corinthians 3:10 Build With Care

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 1 Corinthians 3:10

In every city across the nation, buildings are being built on a regular basis. Many are homes, while others are for businesses.

Regardless of what the purpose of the building is, the common factor in all of them is having a good strong foundation. Once the foundation is set, care also has to be taken to use the correct materials in the correct manner to build the rest of the building. If the correct materials are not used correctly, the building will fall, even with a good foundation.

Paul points out that it was by God’s grace that he was able to lay the foundation. Others are to build on that foundation with care.

Life as a believer must begin with Jesus as the foundation. Without Jesus, there is no life for eternity. However, once a person has that foundation and becomes a believer, he must then work on building upon it to raise his life up.

It is common for a person to become a believer, but then no longer works on building his life up in Christ. Once a person is a believer, he must grow in learning to be like Jesus more and more. It starts with turning away from sin, then can grow into being a witness and making other disciples. His faith in God must grow on a regular basis. His knowledge and understanding of God’s word must also grow.

The process of building up in Christ takes focused effort and care. With no focus, the life will not be made correctly and may likely fall apart. In the end God will test how the life of one is built.

If you are already a believer, you have a firm foundation in your life. Now it is time to be built up upon that foundation.

Seek God to know what He wants of you and how He wants you to be more like Jesus. Be careful in building up your life in Christ so that you do not build it as the world builds lives. Build with eternity and God’s kingdom in mind, not yours or this world’s kingdom.

What type of building are you in God’s kingdom?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know how God wants you to live your life; that you will allow God to direct you in growing in Christ; that your life will be pleasing to God; and that you will live every area of your life for God.

Matthew 7:21 Are You Doing God’s Will?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of the Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

Words are easy to speak. People can say that they will do something, but then not do it.

Every day contracts are drawn up by people agreeing to some type of agreement on what they will do. Promises are made and papers are signed. Shortly afterward, many of those contracts are broken. One side or the other does not do what was agreed upon.

Jesus makes a statement that just because people call Him ‘Lord’, does not mean they will get into heaven. Only those who obey the Father will get into heaven.

Just as it is easy to sign a contract, people can claim to believe in Jesus. They can claim to be a follower of Jesus with just a few words. On the surface everything looks and sounds good. But under the surface, in the heart of the person, it may be a different story.

Many claim to believe in Jesus, go to church and can even quote the bible, but very few actually obey God’s word to them. God calls people to be His witness, and very few actually work at being His witness. Many refuse to actually flee a life of sin, by purposefully living in a sinful way.

To call Jesus “Lord” is to actually make Him controller of one’s life.

God has a job for each person to do, each day. He will reveal that to the person who is open, listening and obedient to His word. As soon as one says ‘no’ to what God is telling him to do, he is sinning against God and being disobedient. That person is not going to enter heaven.

The true believer will do whatever God tells him to do immediately.

If you claim to be a believer in Jesus, you must ask yourself if you obey God’s word to you. Are you willing to do everything that God commands immediately and without question? Or do you pick and choose what you will do?

Your actions determine whether you are a true believer, or just a believer in word only. God is looking for people who will follow Him in every area of his life, not just in words and mind.

Are you a true believer? Are you doing God’s will?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know what God commands of you; that you will do whatever God tells you to do; that God will be the master of your life; and that God will be able to say of you that you are a good and faithful servant.