Posts Tagged: Moses

Numbers 31:49 – Not a Man Missing

The sorry incident of the prophet Balaam attempting to curse the Israelites had many consequences.  King Balak of Moab had teamed up with his allies the Midianites to hire Balaam to facilitate the destruction of God’s people.  That method didn’t work, so Balaam suggested another way to achieve the same result.  He counseled that the…

Numbers 27:4 – Feminists

There are many misinformed and foolish people who say the Bible is misogynistic.  They characterize God as a woman-hating male supreme being that wants to put women down and keep them in their place (barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen?).  In their culturally deluded thinking, they believe that what they imagine is the situation today…

Numbers 16:11 – Presumption

Korah’s rebellion during the Exodus reveals several issues that are worth considering.  The situation arises following two events.  Moses had sent the twelve spies into Canaan and ten of them came back with a bad report.  Their rebellion against His Word, through their lack of trust that resulted in the people refusing to cross into…

Numbers 3:12 – Redemption by Levite

When the Lord redeemed the children of Israel from the fiery furnace of slavery in Egypt, because of the blood He shed of the Egyptian firstborn, the Israelites incurred a debt that had to be paid.  Yahweh informed Moses of this in Exodus 13:1-2 The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me all the firstborn….

Exodus 20:18-21 – Near or Far from God

As God was introducing Himself to the Israelites during the Exile through various encounters, in which Moses was the intermediary, an interesting dynamic comes into focus.  The passage in Exodus 20:18-21 gives us an indication of this interplay: “Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of…

Exodus 13:9 – A Sign on Hand & Forehead

As Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, God communicated several key points He wanted them to recognize.  They were to remember this day through the eating of unleavened bread and the consecration of their firstborn.  God wanted them to know that He was bringing them into a land of His choosing through…

Exodus 2:3,10 – What Moses Represents

Certain incidents in the Bible often foreshadow other events yet to come.  This idea comprises the concept of typology.  Typology is a symbolic representation, usually showing something in the Old Testament in one manner to portray what will happen in the New Testament. An familiar example of typology may be the Exodus of the Hebrew…