Monthly Archive: February 2017


Numbers 16-17

Daily Reading Numbers 16-17 Daily Thought Korah and his company were rebellious. God had listened to enough grumbling and complaining and punishment was near, so God warned Moses and Moses warned the nation of Israel, “Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be swept away with […]


Numbers 14-15

Daily Reading Numbers 14-15 Daily Thought Over and over the people complain. The common theme, “Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” (Numbers 14:3). We read this and we ask incredulously, how can these people ignore the memory of slavery in Egypt? The same way you and I do. Just […]


Numbers 11-13

Daily Reading Numbers 11-13 Daily Thought Twelve spies were sent by Moses to check out the land of Canaan, the Promised Land of God. They returned after forty days, with good news, the land was flowing with milk and honey. However, there was bad news, as well-the people were strong and their cities fortified. “There we saw […]


Numbers 8-10

Daily Reading Numbers 8-10 Daily Thought My son approached me with what seemed to be a reasonable request. “May I go to the movies tonight with my friends?” Which movie? Which friends? I asked the right questions. “Son, it seems like everything is okay.” He started to walk away triumphantly. “But son, you know there […]


Numbers 7

Daily Reading Numbers 7 Daily Thought Moses gave the Gershonites two carts to carry curtains, and the Merarites got four carts for tent poles. The Kohathites were responsible for the holy things like the ark of the Covenant–Indiana Jones and all that. Their focus was God’s glory and nothing else. The Hebrew word for glory means “weight.” Several […]


Numbers 5-6

Daily Reading Numbers 5-6 Daily Thought Marriage is foundational to a godly people, and unfaithfulness a serious charge. Numbers 5:11-31 describes a bizarre test of alleged infidelity based on the unsubstantiated suspicions of the husband. The accused wife will be made to drink a cup of water mixed with dust after declaring an oath before God that, […]


Numbers 3-4

Daily Reading Numbers 3-4 Daily Thought “From thirty years old up to fifty years old, you shall list them, all who can come to do duty, to do service in the tent of meeting” (Numbers 4:23). In the Hebrew, “to do duty” reads literally “to war the warfare.” It is repeated several times in Numbers, chapter 4, verses […]


Numbers 1-2

Daily Reading Numbers 1-2 Daily Thought We count people, as well as we can. “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head” (Numbers 1:2). There are 7,000,000,000 people on this planet, more or less. Best guess is 100 […]


Leviticus 26-27

Daily Reading Leviticus 26-27 Daily Thought Principles of Discipline from Leviticus 26: “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then… But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments…” (Leviticus 26:3-4, 14). Clearly communicate the rules and their consequences, rewards for obedience and […]


Leviticus 24-25

Daily Reading Leviticus 24-25 Daily Thought Woody Guthrie can sing, “This land is your land; this land is my land.” Israel cannot. God was clear, “The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me” (Leviticus 25:23). Every 50th year, the year of Jubilee, was […]

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