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Month: March 2022

  • Day 72 – The Plains of Moab

    Day 72 – The Plains of Moab

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that Balaam is unable to curse the people of Israel instead he blesses them four times. God gives Balaam the words to say. The Israelites themselves are living on the plains of Moab and waiting to enter the Promise Land. The Israelites are “playing the harlot” with […]

  • Day 71 – The Source of the Law

    Day 71 – The Source of the Law

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading Balak continues his attempt to convince Balaam to curse the people of Israel but this didn’t go as planned. Church leaders do not believe balaam to be an honerable man. He is a man for hire and at the end he does what God wants. God initially used a […]

  • Day 70 – The Offense of Balaam

    Day 70 – The Offense of Balaam

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we meet Balaam who is a soothsayer and hired by Balak, the son of the king of Moab, to curse God’s people. He will instead will speak blessings upon the people of Israel. God commands him not to curse his people. Balaam is impressed by the powerful people sent to him […]

  • Day 69 – The Bronze Serpent

    Day 69 – The Bronze Serpent

    Thoughts and Reflection Today the Israelites begin to complain once again that God has led them only to kill them. In return God sends serpents as punishment that kill many of them. Moses once again intercedes for his people. Even though Moses has lost the the chance to enter into the Promised Land, he continues […]

  • Day 68 – The Waters of Meribah

    Day 68 – The Waters of Meribah

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about forgiveness using the sacrifice of a red heifer. This will allow Israelites to go from unclean to clean and being estranged to being brought back into the community. It goes on further to say what to do if you become contact with a dead body. Later in Numbers […]

  • Day 67 – God’s Justice and Refuge

    Day 67 – God’s Justice and Refuge

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the Bible in a year journey we see that all the tribes of Israel are given land except for the tribe of Levi. They will in turn have God as their inheritance. Their role is to serve him by leading worship. In addition, since they won’t have land, they will […]

  • Day 66 – Forbidden Forms of Worship

    Day 66 – Forbidden Forms of Worship

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, the Lord put out a test to the Israelites. He tells Moses to take twelve rods and mark them with the names of the fathers of each of the tribes. When the rods are brought before the Lord, Aaron’s is the only one that blossoms. Thus, the Lord says […]

  • Day 65- Revolt Against Moses

    Day 65- Revolt Against Moses

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we see three Israelites who rebelled against Moses and Aaron. One of them, Korah, is the offspring of Kohath and it is the responsibility of the Kohathites to care for the holy objects of the Tabernacle. The Kohathites are also the closest to the presence of the Lord. They start to […]

  • Day 64 – Consequences of Sin

    Day 64 – Consequences of Sin

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in Numbers the Israelites are beginning their journey into the wilderness. Moses reminds them about the laws presented in the book of Leviticus. The heart of these laws is that God claims the Israelites as his own people and sets his love upon them. The consequences of breaking these laws are […]

  • Day 63 – Israel’s Rebellion

    Day 63 – Israel’s Rebellion

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the Israelites still long for their previous lives as slaves. They go as far as to elect captains to bring them back to Egypt and face whatever consequences are before them there then to enter the land God promised them because it may be difficult to conquer. This […]