God sees to it that His people do not go without a shepherd. He still sees to it today.

Scripture: Numbers 27:12-23

ESV Text: Numbers 27:12-23


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 27

     12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

     15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying, 16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd. 18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; 19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. 20 And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. 22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: 23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 780:
Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give

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1. Dear Lord, to Your true servants give  
The grace to You alone to live.  
Set free from sin to serve You, Lord,  
They go to share Your living Word,  
The gospel message to proclaim  
That all may know Your saving name. 

2. They gladly go at Your command  
To spread your Word o’er sea and land.  
Be with them, Lord, and make them strong  
To heal sin’s ills, to right the wrong.  
Your rule is over wind and wave,  
And mighty is Your arm to save. 

3. When all their labor seems in vain,  
Revive their sinking hopes again;  
And when success crowns what they do,  
Oh,keep them humble, Lord, and true  
Until before Your judgment seat  
They lay their trophies at Your feet. 


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