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Day 74 – Joshua Appointed

Day 74 – Joshua Appointed

Thoughts and Reflection In Today's reading are seeing the timelines of Numbers and Deuteronomy coming closer. In Deuteronomy, Moses tells what has come before and establishes the law again before the people enter the Promised Land. Also, an important and just law is...

Day 73 – Inheritance of Land

Day 73 – Inheritance of Land

Thoughts and Reflection Today we have another census of all the tribes of Israel. Why are they doing this? The Israelites are getting ready for war and they need to know how many fighting men there are. Overall, there a few thousand less men then at the beginning of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...