What Are You All About?

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

Numbers 2:2 says, “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.” Our God is a God of detail. His instructions extended to the order of the Israelite camp. They were to follow very specific procedures when they would set up camp. Certain tribes were to be on the north, certain tribes were to be on the south, certain tribes were to be on the east, and certain tribes were to be on the west. There is no randomness with God. Every person knew exactly where they were to unroll their sleeping bag. Why would God demand such order? What was the purpose of these instructions? The answer is simple yet very important. God wanted them to be situated about the tabernacle. You see, it was to be the focal point of not just their camp, of their lives. The tabernacle was more than alters, curtains, and gold; it was symbolic of the presence of Almighty God. He was not to be one of the things in their lives, he was to be the one and only. In all things He was to have the preeminence. To put it frankly, God wanted His people to be all about the tabernacle and all about Him. God has not changed. The question is, what are you all about? Is it your career? Is it your team? Is it your family? Is it your hobby? None of these things are intrinsically evil, but when they are out of place it is wrong. Every moment of every day is not about me, it is about my wonderful Saviour. May we be all about Him today!

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