March 19, 2019
REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING WHAT GOD HAS DONE Reading through all the instructions concerning offerings and festivals in the Old Testament is pretty overwhelming. It seems impossible to keep up with them all. Yet, God was teaching His people to remember Him and what He had done for them. These holy-days/holidays were meant for remembrance, worship… Read more »
March 16, 2019
WHAT ARE THE “BAAL”s OF TODAY? Balaam was unable to curse Israel because they were under God’s blessing. So according to Numbers 31:16 he advised another way to harm them from within by tempting them to worship other gods. The Midianites and the Moabites were distant kin of the Jews. Yet, they had fallen into… Read more »
March 14, 2019
LOOKING UPON THE SUFFERING SAVIOR WITH FAITH This is one of the more bizarre stories in the Bible. The Israelites were once again grumbling against God and Moses because of the lack of water and variety of food in the wilderness, so God punished them with poisonous snakes. God hates grumbling. Grumbling is the opposite… Read more »
March 11, 2019
FIRST GIFTS FROM FIRST FRUITS As the Lord gave the people of Israel all that they needed to live, He instructed them to make an offering of the first part of a new harvest. Even as they made the first cake from the newly ground flour, they were to offer the first cake to the… Read more »
March 10, 2019
FIRST GIFTS ARE SPECIAL GIFTS TO THE LORD The Lord gave Moses specific instructions for the people of Israel concerning the offering of gifts. The gifts were to be brought from each persons own possessions, whether from their herds or flocks. When Israel offered their gifts according to God’s instruction, He promised that He would… Read more »
March 8, 2019
ARE YOU WILLING TO PROCLAIM GOD’S PROMISES? When Moses expressed doubt that God could keep them in meat for a month, God gave him a stern reply, “Has my arm lost its power?” Moses probably would have kept his doubts to himself, if God would have offered to make a meat delivery without asking him… Read more »
March 7, 2019
LEARNING OBEDIENCE IN THE WILDERNESS The Israelites left Egypt as grumbling slaves, but in the wilderness they grew into an obedient army of God’s servants. Their time in the desert was preparation. They could not enter the Promised Land until they learned obedience and grew in faith. When God leads us into wilderness experiences, do… Read more »
March 4, 2019
THE LION OF JUDAH LEADS THE WAY Of the 12 tribes, Judah was given first position in the tribal encampment. They were to camp under their “family banners” emblazoned with a lion. This image came from Jacob, the father of the tribes, who had spoken over his sons, saying that Judah was like a “lion”… Read more »
March 22, 2017
What would “defile the land?”
The blood of unatoned murder is a defilement of any land. Not just the murder itself, but the murder that isn’t justly punished. As the Lord told Cain after he murdered his brother, “Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground” (Gen. 4:10).
The Lord gave authority to human government to both limit and punish sin. As the apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, The ruler “does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” The Lord will not long dwell with a nation that does not execute justice.
March 19, 2017
Moses was a faithful servant to the Lord. He passed along “everything” that the Lord had commanded him to say to the children of Israel. He did not add to, nor subtract from, nor water down the Word of the Lord. He told them all, just as the Lord had said to him. The Lord commended him for this.
Where is the witness for Christ today that would say all that the Lord has told them? Where is the expositor that would preach the whole Word of God? Where is one that would be faithful like Moses in communicating everything that God has commanded?