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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...