Numbers 25:37 “The Lord said to Moses: 38) Speak to the Israelites, and tell them to make fringes on the corners of their garments throughout their generations and to put a blue cord on the fringe at each corner. 39) You have the fringe so that, when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and not follow the lust of your own heart and your own eyes. 40) So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and you shall be holy to your God. 41) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God.” (NRSV)
It seems from the beginning of this encounter with God He had spoken in various ways to his people, the Israelites, in their confusion to remind them of their behavior. God lectured them, disciplined them, and encouraged them. And, seems to no avail! Then He speaks to Moses to give them an assignment! Really, a Cord? A Fringe? A Reminder to never forget! Today, he might speak to us through our iPhones or better yet my Apple Watch does a perfect job of reminding.
Do you have a story of how God has spoken to you and maybe your group of friends, or family and you just ignored Him until you were branded for ID by a fringe? A Cord? We believe Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help remind us! John 14:26 “…And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.”