Category Archives: Numbers

Restoration, Reconciliation, and The Return of An Inheritance

There were to be six cities. Of the forty-eight cities to be given to the Levites, six of them were to be designated as cities of refuge. Six cities scattered throughout the land of promise where anyone who killed another … Continue reading

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Even in Failure There is Glory

The promised land was the goal, but it wasn’t the end game. It was worth dedicating a life for but, ultimately, it wasn’t what life was all about. I need to remind myself of that this morning as I consider … Continue reading

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The Return of Singing

It’s been a long haul. Forty years long. Lot of miles covered, but not much distance . . . round and round she goes. And graves? They’ve left a lot of graves in their wake. An entire generation has fallen, … Continue reading

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Nothing But Manna?

It’s pretty incredible but way too relatable. It caught my attention, caused me to give my head a shake, but then realize that I’m looking into a mirror. They are the people of God, delivered from Egypt. And there’s no … Continue reading

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Just A Name

I read a lot of good stuff this morning. In Numbers, the wilderness walkers are counted before they enter the land and Joshua is commissioned to succeed Moses (ch. 26 & 27). The reading in Matthew was a call to … Continue reading

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Dwelling Alone

Continuing my reading in Numbers and, this morning, spent some time reconsidering the goofy drama played out between Balak, king of Moab, and Balaam, prophet for hire (Numbers 22 -25). Balak sees the Israeli horde nearing his land. Fearing he’d … Continue reading

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Honor Me

I’ve read it before, but this morning it kind of bothers me afresh. They haven’t been perfect, but they’ve been faithful. They’ve spent four decades working together to lead their people out of bondage and into a land flowing with … Continue reading

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