From: March 9, 2019
Scripture for today: Numbers 11:24-13:33; Mark 14:22-52; Psalm 52:1-9; Proverbs 11:1-3
From: March 9, 2018
From: March 9, 2017
From: March 9, 2016
How Moses responded to Joshua’s concern that two of the 70 elders were prophesying in the camp revealed his humble heart and also its alignment with God’s heart. Centuries later, Moses’ hope was fulfilled when the Spirit came to abide in those who believed in Christ. The 70 elders in the wilderness event was a foreshadowing of Pentecost. The Spirit is now available to all who believe. Yet, not all walk in Him. Would that all God’s people would be filled and walk in the Spirit.
From: March 9, 2015
Did Jesus sing? Absolutely. He and His disciples, like every other Jewish gathering for Passover concluded the sacred meal with singing. The traditional hymn selection would have been the Hallel Psalms 113-118. Take time to read through those psalms and picture the Lord and His disciples singing with baritone voices every word by heart. I’m sure they had memorized these psalms, just like we know the words to hymns like Amazing Grace. After all, they had been singing them every Passover with their families since they were born. Jesus sang before He went up on the Mount of Olives to pray. Jesus sang the night before He was crucified. Have you thought of hearing Jesus sing?
From: March 9, 2014
Ten of the twelve spies that Moses sent into the Promised Land brought back a negative scouting report. Not negative in the sense that it wasn’t a land “flowing with milk and honey” as the Lord had promised. But negative in that they saw themselves and their God as too small to overcome the “giants” there. When we focus on life’s obstacles they appear as “giants,” overshadowing our view of God. We are overwhelmed by the size of the problem and we are tempted to turn back from God’s call as the Israelites did. Take care. Those who turn back miss God’s amazing adventure. They find themselves wandering the wilderness until they are ready to believe God. Or worse, they die in the desert, never knowing what God had in store. Is your God bigger than the obstacles that face you?
From: March 9, 2013
How Moses responded to Joshua’s concern that two of the 70 elders were prophesying in the camp. This revealed Moses’ humble heart and also its alignment with God’s. For Moses’ desire was fulfilled when the Spirit came to abide in those who believed in Christ after His ascension. This event in the wilderness is a foreshadow of Pentecost.
From: March 9, 2012
How Moses responded to Joshua’s concern that others were prophesying. Moses wished God would put His Spirit on all His people. Through Christ, this is just what God has done. And the Spirit is not just on us, but in us! So, forth-tell His Word!
From: March 9, 2011
Are you teachable? Will you humble yourself and learn from one who has wisdom? The know-it-all will lose it all, but the humble learner will gain wisdom. Great leaders are life-long learners.