Woven into Beha’alotcha is the idea of rising up. Over and over we see this “rising up” happening in so many various circumstances..
The Lord is encouraging and showing us we can rise up in our circumstances.
Numbers 10:35 And whenever the ark set out, Moses said, “Arise, O LORD, and let your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate you flee before you.”
1. On whom is Moses calling to arise?
2. In addition to the LORD arising, what else is Moses asking for?
3. Are we calling on the LORD to arise?
Numbers 9:23 They camped at the LORD’s command, and they set out at the LORD’s command; they carried out the LORD’s charge according to His command through Moses.
1. To “set out” means we have to rise up and travel. In our day, how do we arise and go forward in a spiritual sense and a physical sense and an emotional sense?
2. WHEN did they set out? What do we learn from this?
Numbers 9:15,16 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. So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
1. For the tabernacle to be reared up, what did the people have to do?
2. How does this show you that the Lord wants to work with man?
Numbers 10:11,12 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. And the children of Israel set out from the Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys;
1. In what way do you see the children of Israel working in concert with the Lord?
Numbers10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
1. Moses prayed, Rise up, Lord….. How can we incorporate this thought into our prayers regardless of our circumstances?
In what ways are we RISING UP?