Psalm 121, Numbers 1, Isaiah 38, Ephesians 5:22‐6:9
Ps. 121:1-2 – I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.- I love this simple phrase. Where does our help come from? It comes form the Lord, who, by the way, happened to make the heaven and the earth. Need help today? I can’t think of a better place to turn. God is good and able to meet our needs better than anyone or anything else on this earth. Why don’t we turn to Him first?
God instructs Moses to take a census of the people in Numbers 1. The only tribe excluded from the census was the tribe of the Levites, for they were the priests and were not to be counted. The total men counted in Israel during that time was 603,550! What a massive amount of people to be in charge of moving into the Promised Land.
Isaiah 38 records the story of King Hezekiah on his death bed. He is about to die, and pleads to the Lord for more time. God tells Hezekiah that he will have 15 more years to added to his life. Hezekiah responds with a song of praise to God. Hezekiah had not been walking with God. He had at one time, but he was no longer faithful. He promised to live once again for the Lord, and God promised to deliver Hezekiah and the Israelites out of the tyrannical hands of the Assyrians.