DAILY?READINGS: Leviticus 4:1-26; Psalm 103; Acts 26:19-32
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:1
Why was it a sin to number the people? David wanted to make sure that he had sufficient material resources to cater for any adverse situations. In Mark 11:22 the Lord Jesus said very simply to the doubters, “Have faith in God.” We must always be responsible believers, but our Father wants us to trust Him for any possible contingency, for He has the wherewithal to supply any need that may arise. —Brian Russell
Master Thou wilt keep us,
By Thy grace divine,
Always on the Lord’s side,
Saviour we are Thine.
—Frances Ridley Havergal