Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 1, 2014

“Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.”

Today’s devotion comes from Numbers 11:18-23.

“18 Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat;  for you have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat!  For we were well-off in Egypt.”  Therefore the Lord will give you meat and you shall eat.  19 You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, 20 but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you;  because you have rejected the Lord who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”  21 But Moses said, “The people, among whom I am, are 600,000 on foot;  yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.’  22 Should flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them?  Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?”  23 The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited?  Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”  Numbers 11:18-23.


9 “Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken;  truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.”  Isaiah 46:9-11.

“3  “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
You who have been borne by Me from birth
And have been carried from the womb;
4 Even to your old age I will be the same,
And even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.”  Isaiah 46:3-4.

“12 “Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded,
Who are far from righteousness.
13 “I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay.
And I will grant salvation in Zion,
And My glory for Israel.”  Isaiah 46:12-13.

So, whether it be meat or care in old age or salvation, God will provide.

Question 26.  What believest thou when thou sayest, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”? 

Answer.  That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them; who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence) is for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father;  on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body:  and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears turn out to my advantage; for he is able to do it, being Almighty God, and willing, being a faithful Father.  Heidelberg Catechism.



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