devotional post # 2288
Num 7:84 This was the dedication offering for the altar on the day when it was anointed, from the leaders of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes,
Num 7:85 each silver plate weighing 130 shekels and each basin 70, all the silver of the vessels 2,400 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary,
Num 7:86 the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels;
Num 7:87 all the animals for the ascending offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their tribute offering; and twelve male goats for a mistake offering;
Num 7:88 and all the animals for the sacrifice of offering for healthy relationships twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
Num 7:89 And when Moses went into the conference tent to speak with Yahveh, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him.
a voice from above
Tacked on to the end of this twelve days of Christmas list, Moses adds the fact that when he entered the conference tent to speak with God, he heard God’s voice from above the mercy seat. If we are careful to listen when we pray, God’s voice can be heard, and we can have answers when we seek guidance. It may not be an audible voice, but we can be assured that he is there.
LORD, thank you for being there when we come to speak with you.