I sincerely was searching for a really skimp title to give to this prose but I guess that’s the shortest that I could come up with. If you don’t like long titles, just see it as the first sentence of the prose in higher case.
I have been a little mute on social media for few reasons which I don’t plan to share, at least not now, however, I felt an urgent need to put this particular post up. I think I came in contact with it originally sometime in January this year.
Numbers isn’t on the top ten list of most read bible books, but I can assure you that you really do need to read Numbers 13 urgently, especially in these days when Christians are beginning to learn to reach the world outside the four walls of the church auditorium. It would be unfortunate if we are ‘zealous without knowledge’ which I believe is one of the reasons why some Christian, in the bid to be an unconventional, thread on wrong paths and eventually lose her/himself.
It would be unfortunate if we are ‘zealous without knowledge’
which I believe is one of the reasons why some Christian, in the bid to be an unconventional, thread on wrong paths and eventually lose her/himself.
Lack of knowledge is indeed a huge cause of that.
Many of us Christians have misinterpreted the scripture “To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law” 1 Corinthians 9:20. I have heard at least one person say they can BECOME a lie so as to save a liar, then when I ask if they can BECOME a hired assassin so as to save one, they go mute on me. As much as I admire the zeal with which they spoke, I couldn’t help but see that they missed an interesting and very important detail,
I have heard at least one person say they can BECOME a lie so as to save a liar, then when I ask if they can BECOME a hired assassin so as to save one, they go mute on me. As much as I admire the zeal with which they spoke, I couldn’t help but see that they missed an interesting and very important detail, God’s work is done on His terms, His ways, not yours, no matter how well-meaning you are, you have to do it His Way. These ways could be conventional, and it may not be, allow Him to decide per time what and how things should be done.
The very first two verses of the scripture thrills me and I’ll share why and stop here, then share the rest in a later post.
The Lord said to Moses, “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders.” Numbers 13:1-2
God had before now promised the Israelites that He was going to give them the Land Of Canaan. It was God that promised them, and yeah, He doesn’t ‘whine’ you.
When He says it, then He means it. So why was He asking them to go EXPLORE the land?
Explore: travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it.
Why didn’t God just come up with a projector that was going to show what the land was like to them, or He could have shown the leader, Moses, a vision or something related. He didn’t go by these seemingly easier means, He required that they were to go find out about the land they were about to call home.
What does this have to do with you?
First, do you know what God has called you to do? You may not have details, but do you have an idea of the land God wants you to possess. It’s important that you don’t just want to claim any land because you like it or because a friend of yours is moving in that direction or worse, because your boyfriend will like it.
Is God asking you to take the fashion industry and flood it with His light? Is He asking you to step into the entertainment industry and bring sanity out of it with excellent content that goes beyond the church walls?
That zeal of running out of the church wall into the world to save others, is it just a desire to get out of the church or a direction towards somewhere to bring many more to Christ?
Two, what do you know about where you are going? So, you are certain He has called you into the fashion industry, cool. What do you know about the industry? Have you explored yet? You can’t adequately possess if you don’t explore. You need to know.
So, before you begin to want to jump into the world of sharks to save the sharks, do you know what you need to know? That’s why Numbers 13 come in very handy.
The details of what to really look out for are very specific. You might want to look it up before I put up the second (and hopefully last) half of this prose.
Thank you for reading. I hope it was worth your reading.
Please if there is something about this you want to share, please do, don’t deprive us of the knowledge we can glean from you.
I love you!