February 11, Numbers 5-8

 

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Once the nation is counted, God brings the attention to the worship of the nation.  Before the journey begins, before the battles are fought, before the land is conquered, there is a priority—worship.  I think there is a lesson for us.  Worship must be the priority.  If we are going to be successful as a nation, we must have a right priority on worship.  If we are going to be successful as a family, we must have a priority on worship.  If we are going to be successful in anything that we do, we must have a priority on worship.

But, we sure do get things wrong, don’t we?  It seems that sometimes we put everything ahead of our relationship with God.  May we learn the lesson from Numbers.  Nothing is more important than putting God first.

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