November 13, 2018

Hebrews 9:4 (NLT) — 4 In that room were a gold incense altar and a wooden chest called the Ark of the Covenant, which was covered with gold on all sides. Inside the Ark were a gold jar containing manna, Aaron’s staff that sprouted leaves, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

In this verse we see that God is Pro-Life. The manna sustained the lives of Israel in the wilderness.

Exodus 16:35 (NLT) — 35 So the people of Israel ate manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

Psalm 78:24 (NLT) — 24 He rained down manna for them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven.

God caused Aaron’s dead staff to come alive and produce leaves and almonds.

Numbers 17:5,8,10 (NLT) — 5 Buds will sprout on the staff belonging to the man I choose. Then I will finally put an end to the people’s murmuring and complaining against you.” 8 When he went into the Tabernacle of the Covenant the next day, he found that Aaron’s staff, representing the tribe of Levi, had sprouted, budded, blossomed, and produced ripe almonds! 10 And the Lord said to Moses: “Place Aaron’s staff permanently before the Ark of the Covenant to serve as a warning to rebels. This should put an end to their complaints against me and prevent any further deaths.”

God’s Ten Commandments lead to life.

Deuteronomy 6:2 (NLT) — 2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life.

Psalm 119:93 (NLT) — 93 I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.

Proverbs 19:16 (NLT) — 16 Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.

John 12:50 (NLT) — 50 And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.”


Psalm 147:1 (NLT) — 1 Praise the Lord! How good to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how fitting!

People that buy tailor made suits go in for a fitting. They spend much money to have a good fit and a stylish look. the most expensive tailor made suit in the world is the Stuart Hughes Diamond Edition – $892,500!

The best fitting you can ever have is to be fitted with the garment of praise. A person with a tailor made suit may look good on the outside but what good is that if the inside is sad, discouraged, godless, and hopeless? What good is it if the heart is heavy and weighed down with the cares of this world. Our God is a good, caring, merciful, gracious God, full of hope. Praise Him!

Isaiah 61:3 (NIV84) — 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

What a trade! We trade in our old, ragged, torn, ill fitting suit of despair for a tailor made suit worth much more than a Stuart Hughes Diamond Edition. We get fitted with a suit of praise with the tag saying, “Hand Crafted in Heaven.”

Be Inspired Hilltop!


  1. Mary Anne Frank says