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Click here for today’s reading: Numbers 17,18; Psalms 29; Mark 4
Here is my SOAP for today, Sunday, February 25, 2018
Numbers 17:8 “The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.”
Numbers 18 duties and offerings for the priests and Levites. 1 “The Lord said to Aaron, “You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for…”
Psalms 29 a Psalm of glory/majesty/splendor of the Lord
Mark 4 Parable of the sower and the seed. Jesus calms the storm.
41 “They were terrified and asked each other,
“Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Interesting correlation today between Aaron’s rod and the parable of the sower and seed…
The Lord chooses those who lead. (Those who appointed themselves met their demise in the previous chapters…)
Moses and Aaron were chosen to lead.
Jesus chose the twelve… ordinary men… not extraordinary men.
Each of us is chosen, called and gifted for our own work the Lord has for us. The Lord set aside the Levites for his work, and there was awesome responsibility in that… and a lot of risk!
Even Jesus’ own mother and brothers questioned him. Leadership is not always all that it’s cracked up to be.
Lord, may my heart be good soil, open to your word…