Monthly Archives: February 2010

Numbers 3-4

The Levites were left out of the military census that we studied yesterday.  They had work to do in setting up and tearing down the tabernacle.  We may think sometimes that the roles God has us play must be grand … Continue reading

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Numbers 2

God is a God of organisation.  He took the disorder of chaos in Genesis 1 and made a world.  Now he takes a people from slavery and organises them into a free army.  The Israelite identity is forged around a … Continue reading

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Numbers 1

This chapter reminds me of the mustering scene in Lord of the Rings.  The Riders of Rohan come from all the corners of the kingdom to ride against Moria.  In Numbers 1 we see the marshalling of Israel’s strength as they … Continue reading

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Numbers (Preview)

Leviticus could be an outline of the marriage ceremony between God and Israel.  The first years of marriage were no honeymoon.  As the wife ran off and did her own thing, the husband gave more and more warnings until his … Continue reading

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Leviticus 27

The firstborn of a family always belong to the LORD.  However, it was possible to dedcate more than the first born of a family to the LORD.  It was even possible to show by a sacrificial act of giving that … Continue reading

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Leviticus 26

God is the all-powerful king.  In any treaty he dictates terms.  If you want to come near to him it will be his way.  It’s not very democratic.  It’s not very P.C.  It is absolute.  It is rooted in the … Continue reading

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Leviticus 25

Slavery is a hot issue.  Blacks in America have yet to fully emerge from being a suppressed underclass.  Many indiduals like Barak Obama are exceptions to the rule, but the thinking and the prejudice developed through years of oppression still … Continue reading

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