God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Follow the Leader

Read Numbers 8–10

“Can you hear me now?” Arden asked. He and his brother Troy were helping their parents with a cross-country move, driving separate trucks and using walkie- talkies because their cell phones were at times useless. 

Troy replied, “I can hear you, but we’ve got to stay closer together.” Three days later, they pulled in to the driveway of their parents’ new home, glad to have accomplished their mission successfully.

Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out (Numbers 9:22).

In order for Israel to reach the Promised Land, they had to meticulously follow God’s leading, in their case a cloud by day and a fire by night that hovered over the tabernacle until it was time to move. God’s method of guiding His people varies in different situations. What remains constant is His faithfulness to give His people whatever direction they need. Believers should always immerse themselves in prayer and the study of the Bible as they look to Him for guidance.

Prayer Suggestion:Father, help me to follow Your leading in my life. 

Quicklook: Numbers 9:15–23