Num 1:32 Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, referencing their historical lineage, by their clans, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, every man able to go to war:
Num 1:33 those mustered of the tribe of Ephraim were 40,500.
seeking leaders who pray
40,500 men followed general Elishama, whose name means “my God has heard” and reflects a belief in prayer, not because prayer has power but because God listens to prayer. He also leads people who seek his guidance. When you commit your life into someone’s hands, you feel better about it if you know that your leader has guidance from a good source. The best source of guidance is a divine source.
LORD, give us the wisdom to seek leaders who pray, and are guided by your Holy Spirit.