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Numbers 18:5 – Wrath No More

Yahweh had separated the Levites as a unique tribe among the twelve in Israel to serve Him.  Because they had stood against the depravity that the children of Israel engaged in during the incident of the golden calf, God ordained them for service (Exodus 32:29).  The Lord made many pronouncements about what this meant and…

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…

Mark 6:22 – Herodias’ Daughter

It’s one thing for someone to reject Jesus, but another thing altogether when that person causes another to sin.  Due to the choices one makes, in a sense, it’s easy to see how progressive sin brings him (or her) to a very bad place.  During the Exodus, Yahweh dealt with this downward slide of iniquity…

Numbers 11:4 – Rabble Rousers

The effects of discontent can carry over well past an initial display of someone’s grievance.  They can have disastrous consequences that go beyond one person’s bad thinking about something.  There’s a contagious aspect about dissatisfaction; an infestation of sorts that creates a festering wound. The Israelites had a problem.  They’d known nothing of Yahweh for…

Numbers 9:16 – Supernatural

The Bible is a book filled with wonders, all of which point to God.  Why is it that given all we’re shown He can do, that we still try to limit Him?  How is it that we can accept some supernatural aspects of God and His kingdom, yet are loathe to believe others?  What is…

Mark 4:26-29 – How Grows the Kingdom?

Many have attempted over the years to thwart the growth of God’s Kingdom.  Incited by Satan and his minions, men have done all in their power to keep the Gospel from going forth and “infecting” others.  The topic reminds me of numerous examples where – on the surface – it appears as though the God…

Numbers 5:15 – Trial by Ordeal

Certain passages of the Bible make us shake our heads in confusion before we move on in our reading, because we don’t understand what’s going on at a deeper level.  In our westernized Christianity, we don’t have the appropriate context to discern the true intent; rather than digging deeper, we add these things to our…

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….

Numbers 2:2,17 – At the Center

We first encounter the term “tent of meeting” in Exodus 33:7-11 as the tent that Moses pitched outside the camp, where he would seek the Lord and speak with Him face to face.  This tent was the temporary tabernacle of God that was a place of worship and where He dwelt.  When Moses entered the…

Leviticus 27:28-29 – Surely Be Put To Death

Leviticus brings us God’s holy laws for the Israelites.  When they obeyed His laws and walked in the ways that He commanded, He promised His people great blessings.  If they turned from God to follow other gods and chose to live as they wanted, God made it abundantly clear that He would punish them with…