CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL November 12, 2021. (CRY ALOUD)
TOPIC: CRY ALOUD
Read Numbers 10:1-10
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps.
3 When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
4 But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall gather to you.
5 When you sound the advance, the camps that lie on the east side shall then begin their journey.
6 When you sound the advance the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall begin their journey; they shall sound the call for them to begin their journeys.
7 And when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but not sound the advance.
8 The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your generations.
9 “When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the LORD your God.”
For if the trumphet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? (1 Corinthians 14:8)
Clear instruction deserves prompt obedience. God’s messages to the children of Israel have always been clear and without ambiguities. Every of His instructions was intended to enhance the wellbeing of the people, though they perceived some of the directives as cumbersome. Are we different today?
God had instructed Moses to make two trumpets. Different occasions determined the manner of the sound of the trumpets – when only one trumpet was blown, it was to gather the princes and leaders for a meeting; when both trumpets were sounded, it was to gather the entire assembly. An alarm was to indicate that there was a serious matter in the land that needed urgent attention, so that the people would be at alert. Such instruments were not to be abused.
They were not supposed to be misused with uncertain sounds emanating from them. One important use of the trumpet was to appeal to God for help whenever enemies invaded the land. God instructed that Israel must cry aloud when in a tight corner.
This is also a challenge to believers, today, that we must make supplications to God whenever we are faced with challenges. Some people are inclined to believing that since God is omniscience, He sees and knows when we are in trouble. Why saying we must ask? Israel was to call His attention in times of trouble. We need to do so even today!
1. Thank God for the privilege of prayer, and what it has done for you and your family.
2. Ask God to fill you with the power of prayer, and grace not to pray amiss.
3. Ask God to let His Spirit direct the prayer altar in our churches, so that rightful and effective prayers can emanate from them.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Jeremiah 42:20 – 46:12; Hebrews 6:7 – 7:7
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE