Welcome to A Cord of Blue!
In Numbers 15:37-41, our LORD gave Israel a tool that would help them be faithful to Him.
“Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put A CORD OF BLUE on the tassel of each corner. And it will be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them…”
This was a simple way that they could constantly be reminded of who God is, who they were, and how they were to be faithful to Him. We are no different. We are in constant need of reminding ourselves what our purpose here on this hard rock, called Earth, really is. The reason Israel needed reminding then and the reason we need reminding now is because of what the Lord went on to say to Moses: “not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after. So you shall remember and do all My commandments, and be holy to your God. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the LORD your God.”
The challenge we face every morning we open our eyes and our brains begin to get going for the day is this: Who am I going to live for today? There are only 2 options. I will either live for myself (my thoughts, my feelings, my wants, etc) OR I will live for God and what is pleasing to Him (His glory, His holiness, His judgments, His love, etc.).
My purpose and prayer for using something like a blog page on the internet is to have a cord of blue that will be a daily reminder to myself, my family, my friends, and my neighbors that we need to remember who God is. Remember what He has done for us, how much He loves us. Remember who we are and our weakness in sin. Remember that God has told us everything we need to know about how He will save us and how He wants us to live. And finally to remember to be doing everything that He has told us to do in faithful obedience.
At the end of the day, Paul said better than I ever will: “For I am…unworthy to be called [a child of God]. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me” (1 Corinthians 15:9-10).
God’s grace is amazing. His commandments are perfect. His promise is real. Trust and Obey.
To God Almighty be all glory and praise!