Introduction: The Bible is a book of solicitations. All through the pages of this extraordinary Book, God is consistently welcoming individuals to go along with Him in where He is going and in the thing He is doing. Coincidentally, that is an extraordinary gift! To imagine that God would welcome me to go along with Him is a gift ridiculously perfect!
In this entry, Moses is conversing with a man named Hobab. There is some argument about exactly who this man is. Some think he is Moses' brother by marriage. Others think Hobab is one more name for Moses' father by marriage Jethro. I incline toward the last understanding in view of Judges 4:11. In that stanza, Hobab is classified "the father by marriage of Moses." We know from Exodus 18 that Jethro had visited Moses and the offspring of Israel. He had been a gift and he had gotten a gift. He had likewise provided Moses with an extraordinary valuable insight concerning how he was driving individuals of Israel. In this section, Israel is leaving their place to stay at the foot of Mount Sinai. While they were there, they got the Law, assembled the Tabernacle and figured out how to revere the Lord God. Presently, they are breaking camp and making a beeline for Canaan. Before they leave, Moses sets aside some margin to welcome Jethro, or Hobab, to go with them to their objective. I might want to concentrate on this greeting today. In these stanzas, there are a few parts of this greeting we want to examine. There is a word here for the congregation. There is a word here for the individuals who are outside the congregation. There is a word here for each individual here. Thus, we should take a period today to investigate this entry and think about The Invitation To Companionship. I. v. 29 COME SHARE IN OUR PILGRIMAGE A. A Special People - Moses utilizes the words "us" and "we". He is welcoming his father by marriage to join an extraordinary group. The offspring of Israel were exceptional on the grounds that they were A Chosen People, Deut. 7:6. They were A Redeemed People, Ex. 15:13, (Ill. The blood of the Lamb - Ex. 12:1-13). (Note: The holy people of God are a unique group too. In the event that you are a devotee to Jesus Christ, you are unique! You are unique since you have been picked by Him, Eph. 1:4; John 15:16. You are unique since you have been reclaimed, or purified by Him, 1 Pet. 1:18-19; Col. 1:14. Assuming you are saved, you are exceptional, 1 Pet. 2:9.) B. A Special Place - Moses welcomes his father by marriage to go along with them on their process to that land God has vowed to them, Ex. 3:8. It was to a place that is known for gift and of triumph. Nearly multiple times, Canaan land is designated "a place that is known for milk and honey." It was to be a decent spot. The best part is that it was to be their place. According to moses, "Accompany us!" (Note: We are likewise made a beeline for a unique spot. It's anything but a place that is known for milk and honey. Yet, it is a place where there is harmony, euphoria and pure flawlessness. It is a place that is known for gift where none of the issues and difficulties of earth can follow, Rev. 21:4; 27. It is a spot called Heaven and it is guaranteed to us, John 14:1-3.) C. A Special Privilege - Hobab isn't a piece of that individuals. He isn't a piece of the contract of Israel and he isn't a piece of the commitments God has made to Israel. Be that as it may, Moses has the honor of welcoming Hobab to get together with Israel and offer in their favors. Moses has the honor of express, "Accompany us and what has a place with us will turns into yours as well!" So he expresses, "Accompany us!" (Note: By the way, that is our honor also. We have the pleasure of welcoming every one of people around us to "Accompany us!" This thing called salvation is something that will be imparted to other people. We can offer what we have without diminishing the worth of what we have. On the off chance that I have 100 bucks and give five individuals twenty bucks every, then I have shared what I have, yet I have nothing left. However, in the event that I share my confidence and welcome somebody who doesn't know Jesus to "accompany us", I have offered what I have, yet I have lost nothing! Truth be told, I have expanded the worth of what I have on the grounds that I have quite recently rested up treasure in Heaven, Matt. 6:19-21. Salvation is the main thing I am aware of that gets more significant as you part with it! While I am regarding the matter, let me say that enticing individuals to "accompany us" is in excess of an honor. It is likewise a commitment. As we travel through this life, we are directed to share what we have with the people who don't have it, Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15. We are instructed to welcome individuals to "Accompany us".) II. v. 29-32 COME SHARE IN OUR PARTNERSHIP A. Join Our Family - "Come thou with us" - Since Hobab isn't a piece of Israel, he is beyond a pledge relationship with God. As such, he is a lost man. He is cut off from every one of the favors and the commitments of the Lord. He has no desire for salvation separated from tolerating Moses' greeting and turning into a piece of the country of Israel. Thus, Moses welcomes him to join the family. (Note: We want to hear this today: There is no salvation outside the Lord Jesus Christ! Kindly don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that you can be saved by joining this or any congregation. I'm not saying that you can be saved by noticing any of the customs of this or any congregation. You can't be saved through absolution or church participation. What I am talking about is that salvation must be tracked down in an individual relationship with Jesus Christ. At the point when you accept on Jesus, you become an individual from His body, or the congregation, 1 Cor. 12:13. Furthermore, there is no expectation of Heaven, or of salvation without an individual relationship with Jesus Christ. At the point when the Bible says, "Ye should be brought back to life", it is serious about what it says! There should be a second in time when you focus on Jesus leaning on an unshakable conviction and trust Him as your Savior leaning on an unshakable conviction, Ill. Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:9-10, 13; Eph. 2:8-9. At the point when that's what you do, you promptly become a piece of the family. As a relative, you are qualified for every one of the freedoms and honors thereof. You become an offspring of God, 1 John 3:1-3. You are embraced into His family, Rom. 8:15. You secure a spot in Heaven, John 14:1-3. You are saved "to the furthest", Heb. 7:25. Participation has its honors! "Come thou with us!") B. Join Our Fellowship - "We will do you great" - Moses is telling Hobab, "In the event that you will accompany us, we will treat you right! God is favoring us and we will impart those endowments to you. We won't hurt you, yet we will give a valiant effort to be a gift to you!" In actuality, Moses is directing two sentiments toward Hobab. 1.) You want us - If Hobab needs to be saved and partake in the gifts of the Lord, then, at that point, he must go with Israel. 2.) We want you - v. 31 - This desert was Hobab's home domain. He knew where the best camping areas were found. He knew where all that trails could be found. He knew where all the watering openings were. Moses said, "We will be a gift to you and you will be a gift to us. Come thou with us!" (Note: When we welcome individuals to accompany us, we are accomplishing more than offering them a "escape Hell free card." We are promising something beyond favors after this life is finished. At the point when somebody joins the congregation, they ought to hear exactly the same things that Hobab heard. They ought to hear us say and see us live out, 1.) You want us and 2.) We want you. For what reason really do individuals require us? The congregation ought to have the option to offer individuals a few things they can't find elsewhere in this world. This is the very thing they ought to track down in the congregation. Ø Someone who truly focuses on them - Rom. 12:15; Rom. 15:1-2; 1 Cor. 13:5; Phil. 2:4 Ø Someone who will assist them with worrying about their concerns - Gal. 6:2 - This alludes to both the physical and otherworldly parts of this reality. On the off chance that we possess the ability to address an issue in somebody's life, we are to make it happen, sincerely, 1 John 3:16-18; James 2:15-16. On the other hand, we are to appeal to God for each other and get under the heap with them, Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6. Ø Someone who will cherish them genuinely - Matt. 22:39; Rom. 13:9-10; Gal. 5:14; James 2:8. Ø There is undeniably more that individuals ought to track down in chapel. They ought to track down cooperation, acknowledgment, and family. We ought to have the option to tell each individual who joins with this congregation: "We will do you great!" (Ill. Very many holy places are occupied with harming individuals. They hurt them by their words and by their deeds. We should get occupied with aiding individuals! At the point when we do, they will come and they will remain, in light of the fact that they will find here what they can find no place else in this world. Calvary Baptist, could we at any point sincerely say, "Come thou with us, and we will do you great"? It ought to turn into our objective to have the option to say that and mean it when we do! For what reason do we want them? At the point when God saves a miscreant, He gives that saved money on His Spirit. Alongside the Spirit of God come the gifts of the Spirit. God extraordinarily gifts every individual He puts something aside for a particular undertaking inside His body, 1 Cor. 12:7-27. At the point when God saves somebody and sends them to our partnership, it's anything but a mishap! He sends them here so they can satisfy an exceptional spot in our service that no other person can fill. We really want what they carry with them assuming we will be all God would have us to be. Accordingly, we should figure out how to establish a climate where individuals can practice their profound gifts in the service here. We ought to never hinder people, however we ought to urge them to fill in the Lord and become all they can be. We really want to give individuals the opportunity to be who God saved them to be. Sick. Certain individuals are undermined by this. They appear to feel that their "grasp on power" is slipping when new individuals or more youthful individuals start to develop and get things done in the congregation. What we neglect is that this congregation isn't your congregation. It is the Lord's congregation and when He sends us somebody who is gifted for a specific undertaking, we ought to move and allow them to be who Go

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