FAITH CAPSULE: Lack of commitment to God is looking away from God.

Numbers 32

Looking away from God’s word is lack of commitment to God.
Commitment to the word of God is not just a religion but living life to the glory of God.
With a commitment to the living word of God is taking the unfailing route in the journey of life.
Are you truthful to yourself living by the word of God?
Anyone with a commitment to God’s word is with an understanding of seeking God diligently.
In the journey of life, a failure not to give self to the promise of God is declining God’s word, the lack of commitment to God’s word.
In the journey to God’s Promised Land, the Israelites constantly disobeyed God the evidence of lack of commitment to God’s word.
Among the Israelites, the children of Gad and the children of Reuben wanted to settle for the East side of the Jordan against God’s word for them to cross the Jordan, and be established into God’s plan for them. The choice of disobedient to God’s word by the children of Gad and children of Reuben was the choice for self-convenience over commitment to God.
Numbers 32:1-7 documents the disobedient of the children of Gad the children of Reuben, “Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock, the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,  “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon, the country which the LORD defeated before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.” Therefore, they said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Do not take us over the Jordan.” And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here? Now, why will you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them?”
God promised the land that flows with milk and honey, but the children of Gad and children of Reuben wanted to settle for land with milk. The children of Gad’s great multitude of livestock must have prompted for their settle for milk not considering milk and honey as promised by God.
In the journey of life, replacing commitment to God’s word with self-convince will not arrive at God’s promise.
Commitment is not convenient, but it is self-sacrifice before God.
One that compromises God’s word is not committed to God’s word.
Are you sincerely committed to the word of God?
In the journey of life, be committed to God and remain connected to the promise of God.

Prayer for today: Ask God for His hand to keep you for Him with commitment.

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