Monthly Archive: February 2018

23
Feb

Numbers 28-30

Daily Reading Numbers 28-30 Daily Thought “Two-Face” is a Batman villain who flips a coin to choose. Heads he does good. Tails evil. So, half the time, he is good, but which half? When you can’t trust someone half the time, you can’t trust them anytime. Who knows which half is which? “Echad” is a Hebrew […]

22
Feb

Numbers 26-27

Daily Reading Numbers 26-27 Daily Thought The Lord said to Moses, “Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel. When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, because you rebelled against my word […]

21
Feb

Numbers 23-25

Daily Reading Numbers 23-25 Daily Thought Question: Is Balaam a good witch or a bad witch? The New Testament makes it clear, Balaam is a bad witch. “They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing” (2Peter 2:15). “Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and […]

20
Feb

Numbers 21-22

Daily Reading Numbers 21-22 Daily Thought The Israelite people grumbled – AGAIN – against Moses and God, “We hate this horrible manna you deliver each day.” So God sent them poisonous snakes, instead, and many were bitten and died, and their grumbling turned to prayer. So the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent […]

19
Feb

Numbers 18-20

Daily Reading Numbers 18-20 Daily Thought God delivered the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt and all they have done is grumble and complain, sin and rebel. Now they are whining again. They are thirsty; there was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. The people quarreled with […]

18
Feb

Numbers 16-17

Daily Reading Numbers 16-17 Daily Thought Korah and his company of 250 leaders incited a rebellion against Moses. “Who put you in charge?” they challenged. Well, God did. They knew that back when God spoke to Moses from the burning bush, and Moses on behalf of God stood before Pharaoh and demanded, “Let my people […]

17
Feb

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 […]

16
Feb

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 […]

15
Feb

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 is […]

14
Feb

Numbers 7

Daily Reading Numbers 7 Daily Thought The Tabernacle was portable, and was packed up, pieced out, and carted along whenever Israel moved camp. The Gershonites were responsible for the curtains, and Moses gave them two carts to carry them. The Merarites got four carts for tent poles. The Kohathites carried the most holy things, like […]

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