Posts Tagged: Moses

Joshua 24:15 – Choosing Poorly

Both Moses and Joshua – righteous leaders of Israel – knew the dangers that would come upon God’s children if they reverted to their old ways of following other gods.  They warned the people with Yahweh’s very Words numerous times, yet they were quite aware how deceitful the hearts of men were and their inclination…

Joshua 5:15 – Take Off Your Sandals

To be in the presence of the Lord is an awesome thing.  Coming before the Holy One of Israel must have been a heart-stopping experience.  In many places in the Bible we see mere mortals fall down in wonder when an angel appeared; consider how much more breathtaking it was when God Himself stood before…

Luke 1:45 – She Who Believed

There are some number of us who lament the fact that few in the church today take an interest in Bible prophecy.  We see that as a lack of teaching and preaching from the pulpit, and the subsequent disinterest in the congregation because they’re not inspired to search deeper into the Word of God in…

Deuteronomy 34:5-6 – The Holy Stapler

In reading Scripture, primarily the Old Testament, we see there are places where the author of a named book simply couldn’t have been the one who wrote certain passages.  There had to have been another person – an editor – who wrote parts of the work itself, or at least assembled the writings.  That concept…

Deuteronomy 29:18 – Poisonous & Bitter Fruit

God so wanted His children Israel to love and follow only Him.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t an easy sell.  Spending 400 years in the midst of a pagan culture that worshiped many gods tainted them.  It wasn’t like what we’re told today in Hebrews 11:1 concerning our belief in Jesus Christ and all He has for…

Deuteronomy 27:2-3 – Stones on Mount Ebal

When Yahweh delivered His children Israel from Egypt, He showed them clearly how He was different from every other god.  For four hundred years they had been immersed in a culture that worshiped the creation.  God declared there is One who made all of creation, and they were to lift only His Name on high. …

Deuteronomy 9:3 – A Consuming Fire

God created us with an ego, but that sure can get out of hand!  The Oxford English dictionary says about ego that it’s “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.”  Certainly the self-esteem part of the definition is critical simply so we can function on a daily basis.  We have to feel a sense of…

Deuteronomy 4:15 – Watch Yourselves

When Moses repeated the Word of the Lord to the children of Israel prior to his death and their crossing the Jordan River into Canaan with Joshua at the helm, he gave them severe warnings along with a reminder of who their God was. The Israelites were to heed God’s Word for their own safety…

Deuteronomy 2:34 – No Survivors

The book of Deuteronomy is the second telling of the Law.  Often, what it provides is more detail from the narrative of the previous books that comprise the 5-volume Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy).  We get a good dose of that in the first two chapters and learn some very interesting details about the…

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…