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God's Green Plan (Numbers 35:33-34)

Introductory Thoughts

The world is consumed with “saving the earth.” They have multiple plans to purify the water, the air, the ground, the food, etc. Unfortunately, they are ignorant of the green plan laid out in the Bible. According to scripture, the land is polluted from the shedding of blood. The Bible says in Numbers 35:33 that “blood . . . defileth the land.” This is not just any blood but refers to the innocent blood shed by the hands of man or beast that has not been properly avenged. All the innocent blood (babies, children, and adults) pollutes a land and the land cannot be cleansed “but by the blood of him that shed it” (Numbers 35:33). While men are concerned about the earth for selfish reasons, God concerns Himself with a particular defiling of the land (Numbers 35:34).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-17). It must be taken care of or the land becomes polluted (Psalm 106:38). God told men what to do even if the murderer was not known. The land still had to be cleansed (Deuteronomy 21:1-9).
  • (For everyone): Read Genesis 4:10. What did the Lord tell Cain concerning the blood of Abel? How would that same truth be applicable in the world today? Read Revelation 6:10. What will God do in the future in order to avenge the blood of His martyrs?
  • How is Gods green plan much more important than the worlds plans? Which one is going to be the demise of our planet?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Beg God to turn the heads toward God of those who would murder.
  • Ask the Lord to help us better cleanse the land of blood.