Category Archives: Numbers

A Shepherd for the Sheep

You’ve got to admire Moses. He has come a long way from “send someone else” (Exodus 4:13). What’s ironic though, is that it’s evident by the fact that, at the end of his life, he’s still praying, “send someone else.” … Continue reading

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A Weird Taste, A Wonderful Taste

Sometimes it just doesn’t taste good. Even if it’s good for you (aka God-breathed and profitable for being trained in righteousness), it still leaves a weird after taste no matter how long you chew on it. That’s kind of how … Continue reading

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Fell on Their Faces | Stands in God’s Presence

Not much sleeping last night, so double reading this morning. And as I’m reading this extended portion in Numbers, I’m aware of how my view of the grumbling Israelites has changed over the years. From once being in utter disbelief … Continue reading

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Carried on the Shoulder

I tried Googling it. That’s not really serious research, but it’s worth a shot when you don’t think you can do the math yourself. The math in question? How much did the tabernacle in the wilderness weigh? The whole thing? … Continue reading

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He Should Have Gone Home

He didn’t go home. Said he was. Said he was done trying to frustrate the purposes of God. Said he would no longer try and curse what God had determined to bless. Said that the money which had enticed him … Continue reading

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Don’t Get It . . . But Get It

In one sense, I just I don’t get it. But in another sense, I do — and that scares me. This morning, I read of the rebellion of Korah in Numbers 16 and I couldn’t help but whisper to myself, … Continue reading

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Give and Take

I’ve never done a study on it, but I often think there’s gotta be a link intended between the tribe of Levi and the bride of Christ. That the Levites of the Old Testament foreshadow something of what is to … Continue reading

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No Inheritance

They were already part of a misfit nation. A people within a people that was trying to find a place among other people who didn’t want them in their midst. To just be an Israelite was to paddle upstream against … Continue reading

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Faith (A 2008 Rerun)

An early morning airport run cramps the time I have to chew on what I’ve read this morning, so I dip back into the archives for a “pre-packaged meal.” The verse that caught me as I was reading was in … Continue reading

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Burden Bearers and Spokespeople

My somewhat impromptu decision to head down to San Diego last week for my grandson’s third birthday, while providing the huge blessing of being with far away family in 75+ degree temperatures, also resulted in a bit of a disruption … Continue reading

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