Positions of Honor

By Don Ruhl

The Book of Numbers begins with an order to number the children of Israel, hence the name of the Book. The Lord wanted the men who led the various tribes of Israel to stand with Moses as the census was done (Num 1.5–16).

The need for male leadership struck me as I read this passage. Why do so many men refuse to lead either their families, or churches, or other organizations? The answers are multiple, but let us hold up and encourage those men who do lead, for then we will encourage other men to lead.

What Is Lawful?

By Don Ruhl

Jesus could heal a man of his withered hand simply by speaking the healing! Yet, Jesus knew the Pharisees would object if He did it on the Sabbath. Therefore, He asked them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” (Mark 3.4). Interestingly, they would not answer His question, because they could not.

Is it lawful to do good? If it is, do it when you get the opportunity.