“If you regard us favorably, they went on, let this land be given to your servants as their possession; and don’t have us cross the Yarden.”
Numbers 32:5 CJB
God gave Israel the promised land to go in and take as a possession, but the tribes of Gad and Re’uven want to change the rules and take what they wanted! As we will see, God grants them what they want, but it doesn’t turn out so well for them!
“Moshe answered the descendants of Gad and of Re’uven: Are your brothers to go to war while you stay here?”
Numbers 32:6 CJB
As Gad and Re’uven are trying to change the rules with God, they are also looking to get out of the work! When we try to change the rules and have our own way, not God’s, it usually is to get out of doing the work Adonai has given us!
“But if you will not do this, then you have sinned against Adonai, and you must understand that your sin will find you out.”
Numbers 32:23 CJB
Today, know God has given us all something to do as we move towards the promised land with Him! So don’t try to get out of things Adonai has given you to do. Instead embrace it, no matter how hard, and just do it! Know that Adonai is right there with you and you will have victory!
Have a blessed day!