2021 Day 66 – Numbers 28-30

2021 Day 66 – Numbers 28-30

The Old Law required many very specific offerings to be made. One requirement was consistent: “Be sure they are without blemish…” (Numbers 28:31 NKJV) The One who was sacrificed for us was completely perfect and without any blemish! “but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:19 NKJV)  Today’s reading: Numbers 28-30

2021 Day 65 – Numbers 26-27

2021 Day 65 – Numbers 26-27

Moses received a rather severe punishment for not following God’s command.  “The LORD said to Moses, “Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel. When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes.” (These are…

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2021 Day 64 – Numbers 23-25

2021 Day 64 – Numbers 23-25

Balak continued to try to get Balaam to go against God and curse the Isrealites. When Balaam would not do as he commanded, Balak was not happy. “Then Balak’s anger was aroused against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have bountifully blessed them these three times!” (Numbers 24:10 NKJV) Balaam knew from where all blessings flow! “So Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not…

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2021 Day 63 – Numbers 21-22

2021 Day 63 – Numbers 21-22

Balaam asked God what he should do about the messengers that Balak had sent.  “God said to Balaam, ‘You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.’” (Numbers 22:12)  Balaam passed along that message to the first group that asked, but when a second group came asking the same question, Balaam went to God again even though he knew what the answer should be.  God was not pleased with Balaam.  “But God’s anger was kindled…

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2021 Day 62 – Numbers 18-20

2021 Day 62 – Numbers 18-20

When God told Moses to speak to the rock and water would come out, Moses disobeyed.  He struck the rock twice instead of just speaking to it.  God let Moses and Aaron know right then what their punishment would be.  “And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that I…

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2021 Day 61 – Numbers 16-17

2021 Day 61 – Numbers 16-17

We know God is a god of love, but we also read of the wrath of God. “And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.” (Numbers 16:20-21 NKJV) That wrath is seen toward evil that tries to fight against His truth and righteousness. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, …

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2021 Day 60 – Numbers 14-15 and Psalms 90

2021 Day 60 – Numbers 14-15 and Psalms 90

God never promised His followers a life on this earth free of trouble.  But as the Psalmist said, He is the one we can look to for strength at all times.  “I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (Psalms 91:2)  Our Heavenly Father knows that we will sometimes struggle with making the right decisions.  He knows that this life will sometimes wear us down.  But He is never weak.  He is…

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2021 Day 59 – Numbers 11-13

2021 Day 59 – Numbers 11-13

Moses sent twelve men to spy out the land of Canaan.  Ten of the twelve spies were afraid of the large men that lived there.  Two of the spies had a totally different opinion.  “And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, ‘The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is…

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2021 Day 58 – Numbers 8-10

2021 Day 58 – Numbers 8-10

The Bible records many times when the Israelites complained about something.  On this occasion they were complaining because they had food but they did not have any meat.  God was not happy with their lack of contentment.  “And the people complained in the hearing of the LORD about their misfortunes, and when the LORD heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp.” (Numbers 11:1)  Paul tells…

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2021 Day 57 – Numbers 7

2021 Day 57 – Numbers 7

Moses was able to directly hear the power of God’s voice. “Now when Moses went into the tabernacle of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to him.” (Numbers 7:89 NKJV) The Hebrew writer describes how we can still feel that power of God’s voice today. “For the word of God is…

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