Monthly Archives: March 2010

Numbers 26

The Israelites start over after their years of wandering in the wilderness.  The military emphasis comes to the front and centre again.  How many fighting men of 20 and over will Israel have?  The answer is only slightly less than … Continue reading

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Numbers 21-25

So I had a sinus infection and decided to take it easy on myself.  I did each of the daily readings and today finished Numbers 25.  In these chapters we have the story of Balaam’s donkey.  When I was in … Continue reading

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Numbers 20

This chapter of mourning shows how God removes those who are generally faithful from ministry when they make a significant mistake.  Remember that God destroyed those whose lives were marked by disobedience.  God is actually lenient with Moses and Aaron.  … Continue reading

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Numbers 19

In this chapter a sacrifice in the past provides a whole bottle of ready purification for those who are contaminated by touching death.  remember, God is life to the point where he can have nothing to do with mortality.  People involved in … Continue reading

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Numbers 17 & 18

I still don’t know of any verses that say that a person must give their tithe to the church.  there is no doubt in my mind that this passage indicates that the first tenth belongs to God.  I tend to … Continue reading

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Numbers 16

If only God would point out clearly who his people are.  If only we knew which pastors truly followed God.  If only we knew the righteous.  When we read passages like Numbers 16, we tend to side with the heroes.  … Continue reading

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Numbers 15

Motives make the world of difference.  We see in this passage that those who willfully disobey God and walk away from him do not receive forgiveness.  Those who pursue God and sin without meaning to have a better standing before … Continue reading

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Numbers 14

A small detail in te reading today struck me.  The ten spies who gave a bad report about Canaan were killed by God’s plague quickly after the report.  They had been commissioned to do an important work for God, but … Continue reading

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Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?

Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to “Good” People?My wife and I have endured some pain.  One of the things that we face is infertility.  Month after month we have dreaded the arrival of the proof that we … Continue reading

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Numbers 12

An editor added  notes that we accept as inspired text.  In Numbers 12 they told us that no-one was as humble as Moses.  Most people who lead large groups develop some ego of significant proportion.  Leaders like Napoleon, Hitler, or Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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