The Lord likes numbers. So I do too!
Steve Martin, Love For His People
June 30, 2017
Ever wonder why the Lord told Abraham your ancestors would be more than he could basically count?
15for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.
16I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered." (NASB)
Why does the Apostle John give such detailed information, about fish of all things?
"So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have now caught."
11Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn." John 21:9-11 (NASB)
Not quite the fish in the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret),
but I took this photo in Alaska in 2015 and wanted to show it. (Steve Martin)
And how about Job? (Iyov in Hebrew) Such detail. A true accounting picture, and historical fact!
"When Iyov prayed for his friends, Adonai restored his fortunes; Adonai gave Iyov twice as much as he had had before. 11Then all his brothers and sisters came to him, also all who had known him before, and they ate a meal with him in his house. They consoled and comforted him for all the evils Adonai had inflicted on him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring. 12Adonai blessed Iyov’s later situation even more than his earlier one — he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 pairs of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
13He also had seven sons and three daughters."
(Job 42:10-14, Complete Jewish Bible)
Camel from the Land of Israel in my "transformed garage".
Maybe a descendant of Job carved it? Probably.
(photo by Steve Martin)
I wanted to share with you these following numbers. Being an Accountant by trade (tent-making job!), I check on all kinds of numbers and statistics throughout the day.
T'was exciting to see these ones for our blog Love For His People as of June 30, 2017 at 6:30 am EDT. (Even our clocks give us numbers. Just can't escape them, can you?)
These statistics below give a good "snapshot" of who, what, where, when, how and so what?
And...I am especially delighted at the wide range of nations that read our ministry website. That is why I often give Europe and other regional news, in addition to primarily sharing Israel and USA news, along with my Now Think On This messages.
Thank you Lord for numbers!!!
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