Tagged with Numbers

March 9th, 2012 But God….

With my eyes being wide open to the words that we speak, this weeks’s reading screamed of complaints and praises, of justification and thanksgiving. I got behind in my daily Bible reading because the Lord has been leading me elsewhere, here and there…I am desperate to know what a relationship is with the Almighty! He … Continue reading

Thursday March 8th….Just Do It!

The Midianites were a nomadic people who descended from Abraham and his second wife, Keturah.  Large groups of Midianites roamed many miles in search of grazing area for their flocks.  Moses’ wife and his father in law were Midianites.  Despite this alliance, the two groups of people were bitter enemies. God instructed the Isrealites to … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 – You go, Girls (Redux)

Since I don’t see a post up yet, I thought I’d do a follow up from yesterday’s post. With apologies to Morgen if you’re furiously typing up a post this very moment. We’ll just have two posts today instead of one. 🙂   It came to my attention that the explanation of how God circumvented … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 – You go, Girls!

“The daughters of Zelophehad are right. You shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them.(Numbers 27:7 ESV) As a woman (aka the weaker vessel), I love it when I encounter strong women especially those who show their inner strength without being obnoxious about it. … Continue reading

Obedience

“Then Balaam confessed to the angel of the LORD, ‘I have sinned.  I didn’t realize you were standing in the road to block my way.  I will return home if you are against my going.’”  Numbers 22:34 A donkey that talks…sounds like a fairy tale and like all well-written fairy tales, is full of wisdom.  … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 – Complaining

Numbers 11:1 – Soon the people began to complain about their hardships, and the Lord heard everything they said. Complain is defined by dictionary.com as an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief, find fault, to tell of ones pains, ailments, make a formal accusation. A few days before reading this verse, I … Continue reading

The Color Purple

“They must remove the ashes from the altar for sacrifices and cover the altar with a purple cloth.”  Numbers 4:13 I just love bright, vivid colors and although Numbers can be a dry book to read it is chock full of symbolism, much of it related to color.  When reading v.4:13 I was struck by … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 – Don’t be a Hobab

And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the LORD said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us, and we will do good to you, for the LORD has promised good to Israel.” But he said to him, “I … Continue reading

Thursday Feb 23….”Stop Your Whining!”

Every parent knows the sound of whining.  That sound of complaining that grates on your nerves.  But you know, the real irritation is the underlying cause – disobedience and discontentment.  In today’s reading, (Numbers 1& 2), we find the Isrealites moving from Mt Sinai towards Canaan.  They are grumbling and complaining at every turn.  Because … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 – The Offering

The last few days I have been reading about the dedication of the tabernacle, the different offerings and sacrifices. It is a lot to read about and ponder on and the last few weeks I feel like something has been missing. I have been asking and praying. Wondering and looking for that which I thought … Continue reading