Category Archives: Numbers

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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It’s A Gift

Help Wanted: Men to work in a top secret environment where others are not permitted. To labor on ground of such purity, and enveloped in such power, that a misstep could be your last step. Job has relatively little variety. … Continue reading

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Beware the Rabble

I have before hovered over Numbers 11 wondering how a people literally fed by the hand of God could complain about the food they were given. “Nothing but manna?” That was their complaint. These earthly people had grown tired of … Continue reading

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If the LORD Delights in Us . . .

They were done! They had hit the wall! They were ready to tap out! “Enough,” they said. “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt,” they said. After forty days spying out the promised land the majority had … Continue reading

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Complaining in the Cloud

It must have been quite some sight to see the 600,000 plus men, along with their wives and children, break camp and set out from Sinai (Num.10). To see the horde of the redeemed marching away from the world of … Continue reading

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