Bible Verse of the Day 21 September 2022 | Wednesday Bible Reading | Numbers 20:12 | Reckless Decisions
Your Daily Bible Verse of the Day 21 September 2022
BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY: But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.” Numbers 20:12
Bible Verse of the Day 21 September 2022 MESSAGE
As a teen, I was driving way too fast trying to follow my friend to his home after a high school basketball practice. It was raining hard, and I was having a hard time keeping up with his car. Suddenly, my wipers cleared the watery windshield only to reveal my friend’s sedan stopped in front of me! I slammed on the brakes, slid off the street, and struck a large tree. My car was destroyed. Later I awoke in the comatose ward of a local hospital. While by God’s grace I survived, my reckless ways had proved to be very costly.
Moses made a reckless decision that cost him greatly. His poor choice, however, involved a lack of water—not too much of it (as in my case). The Israelites were without water in the Desert of Zin, and “the people gathered in opposition to Moses” (Numbers 20:2). God told the frazzled leader to speak to a rock and it would “pour out its water” (v. 8). Instead, he “struck the rock twice” (v. 11). God said, “Because you did not trust in me . . . , you will not [enter the promised land]” (v. 12).
When we make reckless decisions, we pay the consequences. “Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” (Proverbs 19:2). May we prayerfully, carefully seek God’s wisdom and guidance in the choices and decisions we make today.
Bible Verse of the Day 21 September 2022 PRAYER
My Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, please help me to follow Your wise instruction as Your Spirit leads me.
Bible Verse of the Day 21 September 2022 Devotion written by Tom Felten. Tom and his wife Lynn and have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and two Chinese “sons” who have been part of his family for many years. When not serving at ODB Ministries as the executive editor of Our Daily Bread, you might find Tom spending time with his family, serving with people and music at his church, serving at Upper Peninsula Bible Camp in Michigan’s beautiful north, or enjoying the great outdoors.