Monthly Archive: February 2017


Deuteronomy 3-4

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 3-4 Daily Thought The verb shema: “to hear,” “to listen,” is used almost 100 times in the book we are reading right now, Deuteronomy. It shows up in our passage today, Deuteronomy 4:1, “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that […]


Deuteronomy 1-2

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 1-2 Daily Thought The Israelites were at Horeb, a.k.a. Mt. Sinai. God meets Moses, the Ten Commandments, thunder and lightning, thick clouds and trumpet blasts. It was awesome, wonderful, uplifting, edifying, inspirational, and terrifying. Everything that makes up a good church service. It was also long (like a church service). Now it is time to go. The […]


Numbers 35-36

Daily Reading Numbers 35-36 Daily Thought No sin unpunished, but each and all shall be atoned for in proportion to the sin. In Numbers 36, this means the blood of the murderer is required for the blood of murder. To leave a sin unaccounted stains the land. “You shall not defile the land in which you live, […]


Numbers 33-34

Daily Reading Numbers 33-34 Daily Thought The LORD commanded Moses to keep a list of the places Israel camped after departing Egypt–“When they went out of the land of Egypt by their companies under the leadership of Moses and Aaron, Moses wrote down their starting places, stage by stage, by command of the Lord, and […]


Numbers 31-32

Daily Reading Numbers 31-32 Daily Thought Google Street View takes ground level pictures of the streets of America.  …and whatever is happening on the street. Like the husband’s car parked in front of the “other woman’s” house. Like the men entering and exiting strip clubs. Like the teenager breaking the window of a car. They thought nobody was watching. They got […]


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. When you can’t trust someone half the time, you can’t trust them anytime. Who knows which half is which? Echad is Hebrew for “one.” Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is echad. The […]


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 […]


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 […]


Numbers 21-22

Daily Reading Numbers 21-22 Daily Thought “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.’ So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the […]


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 […]

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