6 comments on “Scriptures That Bother Me — Numbers 20:1-13

  1. Jim, God bless you for your honesty. It serves as a reminder to us all.

    The test (forgive the word) of obedience is long-term, not short. If we had but one chance, we’d all fail. Relating the moments when you slip up shows that your obedience comes wrapped in humility – and that is priceless.

  2. It’s hard being a vessel…..an instrument of use for the Lord in His Kingdom and not trying to tell Him or show Him how valuable we think we really are.

    I think so often of the analogy that He is the potter and we are the clay. A vessell may have to be broken, remolded, remade……so that it can be filled up by the potter for use. That vessel also has to be emptied of anything it held prior so that it can be filled with what the master purposes….those are such hard lessons to learn.

    I appreciate your blog…God bless.

  3. Andy,

    The longer I’m a Christian, the more humility and transparency play a major part in my walk with God. I’m still learning how much my many failures are actually better teachers than my successes. This is part of my motive for writing the “Scriptures That Bother Me” series. I’m glad you enjoyed it.


  4. C. Todd,

    Yes, it is always hard being a vessel and not the Navigator. It is also hard not to focus on my “cracks” and remain focused on His grace that is still able to use me. Or us.



  5. Ugh. Having been through a church split last year, this resonates so with me. “But He did remind me to keep my ego out of the way of His grace.” What a wonderful way to put it. More of You, Lord. Less of me. So much less of me.

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