Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fear is contagious — Numbers 19-21

I hope you’re keeping up your daily reading. Getting behind can become discouraging, if you have more than a day or two to make up. Today’s reading has a lot of challenging food for thought for our permissive culture about … Continue reading

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“You’re not the boss of me!” — Numbers 16-18

It starts early in life. “You’re not the boss of me,” we petulantly tell our parent, sibling, teacher, or other authority figure. From the beginning we want to be the one calling the shots, directing others around us to serve … Continue reading

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The failure option — Numbers 13-15

So close and yet so far; and the difference was faith. Today’s reading is about the story of Israel’s failure to take the final step of faith into the promised land. Israel was just south of Canaan, on the cusp … Continue reading

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Greed is NOT good — Numbers 9-12

Today’s reading takes on silver trumpets, a beginning-of-the-day & end-of-the-day prayer, and not just one but two examples of greed (and how God responds to it). So, let’s dive right in. Chapter 9 commands Israel to make, how to make, … Continue reading

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The “Little Passover” — Numbers 7-9

Wow, if you add up all the gifts that were brought to the Tabernacle by the leaders of the tribes of Israel, it’s enormous! Eighty-nine verses dedicated to offerings which were — unless I missed some detail — exactly the … Continue reading

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The Lord bless you and keep you — Numbers 4-6

There’s always so many things to stop and ponder on these daily readings, isn’t there? Today’s reading covers things like the assignments of the Levites, a divine test for adultery, the Nazirite vow, and then Aaron’s blessing. There are some … Continue reading

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Lots of numbers — Numbers 1-3

Although it may not seem too much like it at this point, we’re about to enter into another narrative section of the Law. In case some of this vocabulary is new to you, the first 5 books of the Bible … Continue reading

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