WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
Scripture: Numbers 16:15-18
Numbers 16:15-18 says, “Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, ‘Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them.’ And Moses said to Korah, ‘Tomorrow, you and all your company be present before the Lord—you and they, as well as Aaron. Let each take his censer and put incense in it, and each of you bring his censer before the Lord, two hundred and fifty censers; both you and Aaron, each with his censer.’ So every man took his censer, put fire in it, laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the tabernacle of meeting with Moses and Aaron.” Moses starts praying about a judicial answer, it is very interesting to see what his foundation is. Verse 15 makes it clear, “Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, “Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them.” Moses was reminding God he passed the money test. He had not taken and he had not hurt. He had walked in integrity in his leadership position. With that quality of character foundation, you and I can also be ready for whatever comes our direction. We must be ready! God will move in our behalf against those making the accusations. God has not changed. He is the same today as He was on that day. I have had conflicts with several through my time in ministry and by the grace of God I am still here ministering while my accusers are not. The reason is the fear of God came to me early on and He began to deal with me about these principles. If we want to finish our race, it is important we pass the integrity test. God loves honesty and loves people who can say ‘I have not taken, I have not hurt.’ If we can say that, we can reach the pinnacle of what God has for us. Nobody can take us out before we finish our race! To walk in faith means walking in integrity. We cannot have faith toward God if our hearts condemn us. But if our hearts do not condemn us we can, and then we have the foundation where we can ask and expect that God will answer. It worked for Moses, it worked for me and it will work for every believer who walks in integrity and builds the foundation for faith and intimacy with God. He is no respecter of persons and He has not changed!