Ever have one of those moments when your prayer time turns out weird? A few nights ago when I was in prayer, a verse reference came to me that I didn’t recognize. Out of nowhere, what came to my mind was “Numbers 22:13”. Then, shortly after that, it was revised to “Numbers 22:11-13”. Weird. Of […]
Why bother with the genealogies in the Bible? For most of us (myself included), it’s hard to really “get something” out of the long lists of names scattered throughout the Bible. However, with a little digging, you can find some pretty interesting things. For instance… Matthew 1:1-11 records the genealogy of Jesus Christ. I was […]
“Father, settle my heart so I can hear your Spirit, and settle my pride so I can follow your servants…”
“Be at peace, O my soul, with the blessings the Lord HAS given you, and do not fret about the ones He hasn’t yet…”
“Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.” -Numbers 6:27 In the nation of Israel, the priests were God’s authorized representatives on earth. Yahweh gave them the authority to act “in my name”, and as such, they mediated His favor to the people. Now, the […]
Numbers 4 tells of the duties of the different clans of Levites regarding the service of the Tabernacle.To the Merarites, the duty given was “to carry loads”. No special assignments to the holy things. No great honor of sacrifices. Just carrying stuff. The Kohathites, on the other hand, were different.
I am struck by the way the New Living Translation renders Numbers 20:12… “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel…” Somehow in the midst of crisis, Moses and Aaron’s response was to use God’s PRINCIPLES, but neglect His POWER. They took what He said, but applied […]