Happy Friday... Keep the charge of the Commander of our lives. To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.
"At the command of the Lord the children of Israel would journey, and at the command of the Lord they would camp; as long as the cloud stayed above the tabernacle they remained encamped. Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not journey. So it was, when the cloud was above the tabernacle a few days: according to the command of the Lord they would remain encamped, and according to the command of the Lord they would journey. So it was, when the cloud remained only from evening until morning: when the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they would journey; whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud was taken up, they would journey. Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey. At the command of the Lord they remained encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed; they kept the charge of the Lord, at the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses." (Numbers 9:18-23)
God spoke to His servant, the prophet Jeremiah saying, "Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3)
A sinful nation taken exile would again receive forgiveness, cleansing and restoration. This is the heart of our awesome God who has no pleasure in the destruction of His people, but that His people called by His name would walk uprightly before Him. Bless His holy name!