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Exodus 17:6 I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

Initially, God told Moses to strike the rock for water. Later, He told Moses to speak to the rock for water. What can we learn from this? Yesterday’s instructions may not be today’s instructions.

As humans, when we find something that works, we want to stick with it. That’s not always the case with God. He may give us a different method for the same outcome. If He’s Lord over our lives, it’s up to us to follow this new method.

For instance, if we had a cold last year, God may have told us to eat oranges, take vitamins, and rest. By following His instructions, our symptoms were mild and we got over it quickly. If we get a cold now, we shouldn’t automatically assume we should do the same thing. We should wait for God’s instructions. If He tells us to do the same thing, do it. If it’s something different, no matter how strange it seems, do it.

Whether it’s a business deal, disciplining a child, or preparing for an interview, let’s keep our ears open and follow the instructions from God.

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Scriptures of the Day

February 2022
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