Numbers 27: Leadership Transition

Leadership Transition   Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites. After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes.” Moses said to the LORD ...[Read More]

Numbers 11: The Rabble

The Rabble Numbers 11 Carol and I were at a reception this week for a ministry working in the Middle East.  One of the questions was about the Bibles the new believers were given. Did they give them the whole Bible or just the New Testament?  Just the New Testament until they had become stronger in their faith because there is too much in the Old Testament that might confuse them about God or enco ...[Read More]

Numbers 9:15-23

Our assignment for the next several weeks is the book of Numbers.  It is called Numbers because the Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint called it “Arithmoi” after the lists recorded in the first few chapters.  The Latin Vulgate translation picked up on the Greek title and named the book Numeri from which the English translations derived the title of Numbers for the book. ...[Read More]

Korah’s Rebellion: Numbers 16

Two weeks ago we looked at Numbers 11 and the uprising of the rabble against Moses to complain about the lack of variety in the food. Between then and now there have been two more rebellions – first from Miriam, his sister, and Aaron, his brother and the high priest. As well, ten of the twelve men who explore Canaan come back with reports of giants in the land and the impossibility of their taking ...[Read More]

Quail From The Lord: Numbers 11

Numbers 9:18-23: 18 At the LORD’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19 When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD’s order and did not set out. 20 Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the LORD’s command they would encamp, and ...[Read More]