Deuteronomy 12:8 Not Doing As You Want

You are not to do as we do here today, everyone doing as they see fit, Deuteronomy 12:15

Freedom is something that most people desire or live for. They want the freedom to be able to make their own choices to do or say what they want, without any negative consequences.

Rules are always acceptable for ‘the other person’, but not for self. People will quickly come up with every reason under the sun as to why a particular rule should not apply to them. No one wants to be in trouble, nor have their freedom infringed upon.

Moses told the Israelites that they are not to do as they were currently doing, everyone doing as they desire or see fit to do.

While freedom is good, absolute freedom will always fall into utter chaos. Satan worked to get Adam and Eve to demand absolute freedom, which led to sin, death and being kicked out of the Garden of Eden. He is the author of chaos and death–absolute freedom to do what one wants.

All over America people are constantly, more and more, standing up for the freedom to do what they want, regardless of any rules. Being able to choose one’s own gender, who one lives with, whether a child should live or die, what drugs one desires, and much more are being demanded more and more. People want to do as they see fit.

As with the Israelites, believers should not live as the world does. Everything that a believer thinks, says or does should be governed by God’s word and His Holy Spirit.

God is a God of order, not chaos. He puts down rules for the protection and life of His people, not to destroy them or hold them back in bondage to death. Jesus died to give freedom to live for God, not for self and death.

No matter what nation you live in or what government you live under, you are under God’s rules, if you consider yourself a believer. Do not allow yourself to be corrupted by the ways of the world in doing as you see fit.

Follow God’s ways and rules that will lead to life, eternal life. Use the freedom you have been given to live for God, not self and death. Do only what God wants you to do. In the end it will bring you eternal life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God wants you to do; that God will strengthen you to resist the selfish ways of this world; that you will only do what God wants you to do; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.

Numbers 1:52 Order Is Expected

The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions, each of them in their own camp under their standard. Numbers 1:52

In order for something to work properly there must be some type of order in it. One part must work alongside another in a smooth operation. If it does not work together, the item will not work and there will be chaos.

Although having order makes things work smoother, the world does not like to be dictated as to how things should be done. Many choose to do things their own way and are willing to change to another way on a regular basis to whatever is most popular.

God told the Israelites to set up their tents by divisions and in their own camps.

Just as machinery require order in its parts to operate properly, people need some type of order to function correctly. In order for there to be order, there must be a higher authority dictating it that can see the bigger picture from the outside.

God is a God of order. He created the heavens and the earth to function in correct order on a timely basis with seasons at the correct times.

Satan is the one who brings about chaos. With him there is no order but allows everyone to do as they desire bringing about death. Currently many are falling for no order in gender of people, bringing chaos and confusion.

Many in the church have fallen for this view. They do not desire to work together with others as a unit following God’s will. Some fight against the systems of order to run services or some ministry, desiring it to do it their own way alone.

Believers who understand God’s authority and wisdom will live by His commands. They will understand that He is a God of order that will make things run correctly.

In His plans for your life, God will have a set of steps to take. These steps are to be done in a specific way to keep it in order and to accomplish His desire.

Be willing to work with other believers in sync to build His kingdom. Do not allow chaos and confusion to arise in your life, but trust God’s ways of doing His will. Doing things as the world does will cause you to trip up and stumble over yourself and others.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s plans for your life; that you will live in the order God lays out for you; that you will trust God’s directions to you; and that God will accomplish great things for His kingdom through you.