THE LAND OF TEKEL
Once upon a time, in the land of Humania, there lived a community of intelligent and self-reliant beings. They prided themselves on their achievements, wisdom, and moral codes. Each day, they diligently measured their lives against their own standards, confident that their scales of righteousness were balanced and just.
One fateful day, a mysterious figure arrived in Humania, bearing a unique set of scales. This visitor, known as the Messenger, claimed to possess a divine revelation that would expose the true state of the people’s hearts. Curiosity stirred within the community as they gathered to witness this extraordinary event.
The Messenger unveiled the scales, and upon one side, he placed the accomplishments, knowledge, and virtues of the people. It seemed like an impressive display of human achievement, but something was amiss. As the scales settled, there was a resounding silence, for they were found wanting.
Confusion and disbelief filled the air. How could this be? Hadn’t they measured their lives meticulously, following their own rules of righteousness? Yet, the divine scales revealed a different truth. Their self-righteousness, achievements, and moral codes were insufficient to balance the scales of justice.
The Messenger, with a voice of compassion, proclaimed that their self-sufficiency and self-made righteousness were like mere dust on the scale. However, he brought tidings of hope—a solution to their insufficiency. He spoke of a Savior, a Redeemer who could bear the weight of their inadequacies and restore their brokenness.
This Savior, known as the Divine Liberator, had lived a perfect life, without blemish or sin. His sacrifice on behalf of all humanity would tip the scales of justice back into balance. The Divine Liberator would take upon Himself the consequence of their shortcomings, offering forgiveness, reconciliation, and eternal life.
The people of Humania faced a crucial decision—to acknowledge their insufficiency and place their trust in the Savior, or to cling stubbornly to their self-righteousness. Some were humbled, recognizing their desperate need for the Divine Liberator’s grace. They embraced the Gospel of redemption and found peace in surrendering their burdens to the One who could truly balance the scales.
Others, however, rejected the Messenger’s revelation, clinging to their own accomplishments and pride. They remained in denial, unwilling to acknowledge their need for a Savior. Unfortunately, their scales remained unbalanced, and the consequences of their self-sufficiency weighed heavily upon them.
And so, the fable of Humania reminds us that our own efforts, achievements, and moral codes can never fully satisfy the scales of justice. Like the people in the story, we too are found wanting and in need of a Savior. It is through humility, faith, and acceptance of the Gospel that our inadequacies are transformed into the perfect righteousness of the Divine Liberator.
The Gospel in Numbers:
6– man created on the 6th day in innocence. Gen 1:27,31.
13– man rebelled against his lord in the thirteenth year of service Gen 14:4, just as Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden Gen 3:6.
14– the Passover lamb was sacrificed for the Israelites deliverance on the 14th day Ex 12:6, just as Jesus was sacrificed on the 14th of Nissan as the ultimate Passover Lamb 1 Co 5:7.
17– victory to all who have faith in the God of Israel. Esther is the 17th book of the Bible. God delivered Esther and her people from their enemies. They faced rebellion from their enemies on the thirteenth day Est 9:1, but were delivered on the fourteenth Est 9:15 and rested on the fifteenth Est 9:18, just as Jesus rested just before the start of the fifteenth of Nissan and three days later Mt 12:40 was resurrected at the end of Nissan 17th, God’s complete victory of Satan and sin.
|NAME or TITLE||BOOK|
|1. Breath of Life||Genesis|
|2. Passover Lamb||Exodus|
|3. Unleavened Bread||Leviticus|
|4. Star of Jacob||Numbers|
|5. Finger of God||Deuteronomy|
|10. Son of David||2 Samuel|
|11. Temple of the LORD||1 Kings|
|17. Willing Sacrifice||Esther|