Please read Numbers 8, Numbers 9:1-14, and Leviticus chapters 1, 2 and 3. I know that Leviticus and Numbers can seem tedious, but there’s lots here! Fight the urge to “skim” – let’s get all we can! Come on back and let’s visit!
Moses said, “Give me some time; I’ll find out what God says in your circumstances” (Numbers 9:8 MSG)
Numbers 9:8 says that Moses sought the Lord, to see what He wanted. (In this case, some of the people become unclean before the Passover, and they wanted to find out if they could still bring their offering to the Lord). In His kindness, the Lord provided instruction so the people could still participate and bring their offering. I am struck that the people sought out ways to give to the Lord (wouldn’t this have served as a great excuse?).
It strikes me this morning that Moses never allowed his relationship with God to become “common” – it was never “we always did it this way” or “we’ll just decide what to do”. Every detail was brought to the Lord, every motive and every action. I want to keep my relationship with the Lord fresh and growing – and a big part of that is not taking Him for granted and not allowing my spiritual disciplines to become rote routines.