Our stuff over His will

Numbers 32:16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

Two and a half tribes wanted to settle on the wrong side of Jordan. They wanted what they saw and to not wait to see what God had for them. They felt like a bird in the hand was better than what they didn’t yet have! They wanted to make sure their children would be ok. There is a hint of not trusting God to take care of them if they crossed the river. They wanted a place for their stuff, their cattle.

God allowed them to do what they asked. It is not His will. He is kind and will allow them to do this if they will go and fight with their brothers. That is how God will often treat us. He will give us what we want, less than His will. We may put ourselves at more risk. We may be doing our best when we could have His best.

Why not try complete abandonment and just leave it all in the hands of our God, our Savior, our Father. He will take care of us. We can trust Him!


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