8 “‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years.
The number seven is supposedly one of the worlds luckiest number. There are many games you play where seven is a key number to win the game itself. Seven is also significant in the Bible. Seven days of creation is just the beginning. No pun intended!
Seven is used throughout the entire book of the Bible. It is a number that just keeps showing up, but why? The number seven is identified with something being “finished” or “complete.” I am a numbers guy so this fascinated me. The number 6 is supposedly man’s number because we always fall short of the glory of God (7). Guess what else? Man was created on the sixth day… God is pretty cool.
Anyways, the point I want to talk about is the thought of something being finished or completed. I never thought of the number 7 as a number of completion. I saw it as a lucky number. I don’t think this was Gods intention. When we see it as a lucky number it usually seems as if no one is in control of the outcome. When really there is.
We can control our effort and attitude on our way to completion. God covers everything else. Those are my thoughts. Jesus helps guide us and others to completion. Where it is a small task or a big task. He is always a part of it. Like always, we just have to let Him take over. Let the Spirit lead us and we will be amazed at the outcome.
How can I finish my week strong?
What is Jesus trying to bring to completion in my life?
Dear Lord, thank you for your Son Jesus the ULTIMATE finisher and master of completion. He completed your will by dying on the cross for us. May we never take this for granted. Amen.
Have a great weekend!