Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 25, 2014

“… A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”

Today’s devotion comes from Numbers 15:37-41.

“37 The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.  39 It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.  41 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God;  I am the Lord your God.”  Numbers 15:37-41.


Tassels, including a cord of blue, point us to the work of the Trinity, “accordingly” we will not break God’s commandments, but rather remember them and do them.  “… A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12.

God the Father puts His laws into our minds and writes them on our hearts.

““For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord:  I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write them on their hearts.  And I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”  Hebrews 8:10.

God the Son gives us understanding, so that we may know God and have eternal life.

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true;  and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and eternal life.”  1 John 5:20.

God the Spirit guides us into all truth.

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;  for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;  and He will disclose to you what is to come.”  John 3:16.

“As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you;  but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.”  1 John 2:27.


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