15 Nov 2016

Learning From the Wisdom of Others

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This work, “Numbers 10”, is a derivative of “Mount Moses” by Mohammed Moussa, used under CC BY-SA 3.0. “Numbers 10” is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by ICM Chelsea.

Life is better when you do it together with others. You can encourage, build up and learn from each other. Proverbs 13:20 (NLT) says: “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”

In Numbers 10, Moses asked his brother in law, Hobab, to stay and travel with the Israelites to the Promised Land. Moses knew Hobab was more familiar with the wilderness than the Israelites who had lived in the city for so long. Hobab could help guide and train them in wilderness living (v. 31): how to source water, what dangers to be aware of and so on. Moses even assured Hobab that he would benefit from the blessings of the Promised Land (v. 32).

Like Moses, you can encourage others to go with you to the heavenly Canaan. Paint a picture of the part they can play and what lies at the end: heaven and the rewards. Like Hobab, sometimes people need to know they matter, are valued and make a difference.

In your walk to heaven, who could join you? Someone you could speak life into just as much as they will speak life into you.

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