Reckless Decisions
welcome to the days of Charisma from our daily bread I am Tom Felton and I titled today's encouragement Reckless decisions
 as a teen I was driving way too fast trying to follow my friend to his home after high school basketball practice it was raining hard now it's having a hard time keeping up with his car suddenly my wipers clear the watery windshield only to reveal my friend sedan stopped in front of me I slammed on the brakes slid off the street and struck a large tree my car was destroyed later I woke in the comatose ward of a local hospital well by God's grace I survived my reckless ways had proved to be very costly and Numbers Chapter 20 Moses made a reckless decision that cost him greatly his poor choice however involved a lack of water not too much of it as in high case
 the Israelites were without water in the desert is in and the people gathered in opposition to Moses God told the frazzled leader to speak to a rock and it would pour out its water instead he struck the rock twice and God said because you did not trust in me you will not enter the Promised Land
 we make Reckless decisions would pay the consequences
 Proverbs 19 says desire without knowledge is not good how much more will Hasty feet miss the way
 may we prayerfully carefully see God's wisdom and guidance in the choices and decisions we make today
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Numbers Chapter 20 verses 1 through 12
 in the first month the whole Israelite Community arrived at the desert of Zen and they stayed at kadish their Miriam died and was buried now there was no water for the community and the people gathered in a position to Moses and Aaron they quarreled with Moses and said if only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the Lord why did you bring the Lord's Community into this Wilderness that we and our livestock should I here why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place it is no grain or fix grapevines are pomegranates and there is no water to drink
 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell face-down in the glory of the Lord appeared to them the Lord said to Moses take the staff and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water you will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink
 so Moses took the staff from the Lord's presence just as he commanded him he and Aaron gather the assembly together in front of the Rock and Moses said to them listen you rebels must we bring you water out of this rock than Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff water gushed out in the community and their livestock drink
 but the Lord said to Moses and Aaron because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites you will not bring this community into the land I give them
 let's pray
 Jesus please help us to follow your wise instruction as your spirit leads us thank you Lord it's in your name that we pray amen
 today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries