Sugar-coated

Hi Peeps,

Today’s Quote

“A turd covered in chocolate is still a turd.”

TB

Indecent

It is up to us to individually see the crap being peddled as dessert. God gave us eyes to see, ears to hear, and a brain to think. Friends we must use them to discern good from evil, right from wrong. If sin were hideous-looking, we’d all stop partaking. Don’t be goaded into indecency because the packaging was appealing.

Honest

When you’re honest, you’ll see that leaving sugar-coated crap alone takes strength and discipline that we learn by leaning on God. Friends, we are sin-prone, imperfect people, but thank God that He is God. Within that honest relationship, God extends salvation and forgiveness so that we may see and refuse the crap.

Today’s Question

Are you craving the crap of the world?

Enjoy the reading

Numbers 2

1 Then the LORD gave these instructions to Moses and Aaron: 2 “When the Israelites set up camp, each tribe will be assigned its own area. The tribal divisions will camp beneath their family banners on all four sides of the Tabernacle, but at some distance from it. 3 “The divisions of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun are to camp toward the sunrise on the east side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners. These are the names of the tribes, their leaders, and the numbers of their registered troops: Tribe Leader Number Judah Nahshon son of Amminadab 74,600 45 Issachar Nethanel son of Zuar 54,400 67 Zebulun Eliab son of Helon 57,400 89 So the total of all the troops on Judah’s side of the camp is 186,400. These three tribes are to lead the way whenever the Israelites travel to a new campsite. 10 “The divisions of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad are to camp on the south side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners. These are the names of the tribes, their leaders, and the numbers of their registered troops: Tribe Leader Number Reuben Elizur son of Shedeur 46,500 1112 Simeon Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai 59,300 1314 Gad Eliasaph son of Deuel 45,650 1516 So the total of all the troops on Reuben’s side of the camp is 151,450. These three tribes will be second in line whenever the Israelites travel. 17 “Then the Tabernacle, carried by the Levites, will set out from the middle of the camp. All the tribes are to travel in the same order that they camp, each in position under the appropriate family banner. 18 “The divisions of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin are to camp on the west side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners. These are the names of the tribes, their leaders, and the numbers of their registered troops: Tribe Leader Number Ephraim Elishama son of Ammihud 40,500 1920 Manasseh Gamaliel son of Pedahzur 32,200 2122 Benjamin Abidan son of Gideoni 35,400 2324 So the total of all the troops on Ephraim’s side of the camp is 108,100. These three tribes will be third in line whenever the Israelites travel. 25 “The divisions of Dan, Asher, and Naphtali are to camp on the north side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners. These are the names of the tribes, their leaders, and the numbers of their registered troops: Tribe Leader Number Dan Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai 62,700 2627 Asher Pagiel son of Ocran 41,500 2829 Naphtali Ahira son of Enan 53,400 3031 So the total of all the troops on Dan’s side of the camp is 157,600. These three tribes will be last, marching under their banners whenever the Israelites travel.” 32 In summary, the troops of Israel listed by their families totaled 603,550. 33 But as the LORD had commanded, the Levites were not included in this registration. 34 So the people of Israel did everything as the LORD had commanded Moses. Each clan and family set up camp and marched under their banners exactly as the LORD had instructed them.