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Month: February 2022

  • Day 59 – Obligations to God

    Day 59 – Obligations to God

    Thoughts and Reflection As we read today’s passages, it is important to realize that there is a time difference between the book of Numbers and Deuteronomy. In the book of Numbers, the Israelites have just been freed. In Deuteronomy, they have been wandering in the wilderness for almost 40 years. In Exodus, God established the…

  • Day 58 – Chosen People

    Day 58 – Chosen People

    Thoughts and Reflection Today Numbers 7 is an account of all the events prior to Numbers 1 where the people bring their offerings to bless the Tabernacle. The twelve tribes of Israel came with their representatives to Moses and Aaron with gifts and sacrifice. It is important to note that every tribe contributes equally to…

  • Day 57 – O Israel

    Day 57 – O Israel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read more discussion about the Nazirite vow. What is this exactly? It is a vow to keep one’s hair uncut and not drink alcohol. It is not a lifelong vow. It is simply a dedication of a certain time to the Lord. After the vow was complete, the person would…

  • Day 56 – Jealous Husbands

    Day 56 – Jealous Husbands

    Thoughts and Reflection In the ancient world, slaves and owning people were considered normal. In that light, a woman (or wife) was considered her husband’s property. and he could do what he wanted with her. This is tension between men and women and is one of the consequences of the fall. We see God limiting…

  • Day 55 – Obedience to God

    Day 55 – Obedience to God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we cover a lot of ground! First, there is something different about Psalm 88. It ends in darkness while every other Psalm ends in hope. Jesus experienced darkness at the end of his life. When he was abandoned by his friends while he was in custody and before he was put…

  • Day 54 – The Tribe of Levi

    Day 54 – The Tribe of Levi

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that the tribe of Levi is set apart from the other tribes when they rose up to the other Israelites who worshipped the golden calf. Even though the tribe of Levi is set apart for service in the Tabernacle, that doesn’t mean that every Levite is a priest. God…

  • Day 53 – The Twelve Tribes of Israel

    Day 53 – The Twelve Tribes of Israel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we continue to read about the camps and how each of them were surrounding the Tabernacle in the center of camp. Judah is one of the tribes and in the Gospel of Matthew, he presents the genealogy that runs from Abraham to Jesus. Jesus himself is from the tribe of Judah.…

  • Day 52 – Israel Continues to Journey

    Day 52 – Israel Continues to Journey

    Thoughts and Reflection In the book of Numbers today we see that there are roughly two million people traveling with Moses. The time of this census is approximately a year since the people have been delivered from slavery in Egypt. The book of Deuteronomy takes place 40 years later. Moses reminds the Israelites of the…

  • Egypt and Exodus Recap

    Egypt and Exodus Recap

    After 51 days here we are, though another two full chapters of the Old Testament. After a three-month journey to Mt. Sinai, Israel went through a spiritual makeover as God put in a plan to bring his people’s attention back to him. God led Moses to a place where they would have to rely on…

  • Day 51 -Israel’s Worship of God

    Day 51 -Israel’s Worship of God

    Thoughts and Reflection We made it! Today is the last day of Egypt and Exodus and is 51 days into this journey. Hard to believe but it has gone very quickly. In both the Old and New Covenants, God shapes us through worship. Through Baptism we are consecrated from something ordinary to extraordinary. We also…