The Lord Himself leads His people day by day.

BibleGateway: Numbers 9:15-23

ESV Text: Numbers 9:15-23


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:14 and ends at about 4:1

     15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. 17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. 18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. 19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. 20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. 21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed. 23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 518:
If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee

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— Organ Audio

1. If thou but suffer God to guide thee 
And hope in Him through all thy ways, 
He’ll give thee strength, whate’er betide thee, 
And bear thee through the evil days. 
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love 
Builds on the Rock that naught can move. 

2. What can these anxious cares avail thee, 
These never-ceasing moans and sighs? 
What can it help if thou bewail thee 
O’er each dark moment as it flies? 
Our cross and trials do but press 
The heavier for our bitterness. 

3. Be patient and await His leisure 
In cheerful hope, with heart content 
To take whate’er thy Father’s pleasure 
And His discerning love hath sent, 
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known 
To Him who chose us for His own. 

4. God knows full well when times of gladness 
Shall be the needful thing for thee. 
When He has tried thy soul with sadness 
And from all guile has found thee free, 
He comes to thee all unaware 
And makes thee own His loving care. 

5. Nor think amid the fiery trial 
That God hath cast thee off unheard, 
That he whose hopes meet no denial 
Must surely be of God preferred. 
Time passes and much change doth bring 
And sets a bound to everything. 

6. All are alike before the Highest; 
‘Tis easy to our God, we know, 
To raise thee up, though low thou liest, 
To make the rich man poor and low. 
True wonders still by Him are wrought 
Who setteth up and brings to naught. 

7. Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving, 
Perform thy duties faithfully, 
And trust His Word, though undeserving, 
Thou yet shalt find it true for thee. 
God never yet forsook in need 
The soul that trusted Him indeed.