Numbers 7 to 10 Self-reliance or God-reliant?
God clearly marked out his chosen leader, Moses, by a personal one-to-one communication with Him. Do we experience this on a daily basis? In chapter 7, verse 89 we read “Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.” [Num. 7:89] When you sit down to read each day do you hear the voice of the Lord speaking above the mercy seat or are you too self-reliant to think you can just read and determine the truth on your own?
Jesus said: “I can do nothing on My own initiative.” [Jn 5:30] Is this true of us? There is a danger in our self-sufficiency or self-reliance.