Friday – March 1, 2024

Numbers 6-7; Hebrews 13

by Kelli Simpkins 

“There they are to present their offerings to the Lord: a year-old male lamb without defect for a burnt offering, a year-old ewe lamb without defect for a sin offering, a ram without defect for a fellowship offering, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and a basket of bread made with the finest flour and without yeast – thick loaves with olive oil mixed in, and think loaves brushed with olive oil.” Numbers 6: 14-15

A lot is vying for our attention daily. We become master jugglers, trying to keep everything moving and giving our best in each sector of our lives. I heard someone say once that some of the balls we juggle are plastic while the others are glass, so we must be careful which ones we drop.

Do you treat your relationship with Christ like cheap plastic that will bounce back or precious glass that must be handled with care?

The Israelites were expected to give their best as sin offerings. Only the best lamb, ram, and flour would do; no runts of the flock or leftovers would be sufficient. So why do we think our leftover time is sufficient for God? How comfortable are we “dropping the ball” on God in favor of something that is much less consequential?

I am so thankful that God will never leave or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5b). It’s a good thing too, because I know I’ve broken that ball so many times that it seemed irreparable. But God loves me too much to let that be so. However, even though God allows us to bounce back, we must move forward with intentionality, giving the most precious relationship we’ll ever have the time and care it deserves.


  1. Jean says:

    Loved this❤️. Made me think about all the glass balls I have dropped so many times. I pray I will be more vigilant in my time with God 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼