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Year: 2022

  • 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 […]

  • Day 62 – Spies Sent to Canaan

    Day 62 – Spies Sent to Canaan

    Thoughts and Reflection As we read these two chapters (Numbers and Deuteronomy) we need to remember that Numbers is telling the story of the Israelis in real-time. Deuteronomy is recalling the same story but in the past tense as Moses is telling the same story some 40 years later. Today we see family strife between […]

  • Day 61 – Complaining in the Desert

    Day 61 – Complaining in the Desert

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we see some rebelling against God. The Israelites are complaining like children who do not get what they want. God does provide manna for them but the people are missing the food they ate back in Egypt. However, they forget the food was not free. It came to them by them […]

  • Day 60 – Intercessory Prayer

    Day 60 – Intercessory Prayer

    Thoughts and Reflections As the people in tribes of Israel move, the Tabernacle is moved by the Levites and always remains in the center of their journey. God tells the people the wilderness is part of their story. Soon after being set free from slavery and brought into the desert, the people turn away from […]