ONLY BY HIS GRACE
READ NUMBERS 5–6
Ned felt like he was dreaming. He was meeting with a lawyer representing his Uncle Kendall, who had died a month earlier. Kendall was a successful businessman, but had no spouse or children. He left Ned a car and several thousand dollars.
Ned looked at the lawyer and said, “I don’t deserve this. What did I ever do for him? ”
The lawyer smiled and replied, “It’s really not about you. It’s about your gracious uncle.”
“The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you” (Numbers 6:25).
The Israelites in the wilderness looked to God for food, direction, and protection. These things came to them not because they had done anything to deserve them. Rather, they were given by God’s grace. This grace did not end with the experience of the exodus, but continued as God worked through the nation of Israel to give His Son, Jesus Christ. You could never do anything to deserve the death and resurrection of Jesus. All you can do is thank God and receive the salvation He has provided by His grace.
Challenge for Today: Are you helping others receive God’s gracious gift of salvation?
Quicklook: Numbers 6:22–27