The Unsearchable Riches of God – Deuteronomy 3

One might think that by the end of his life, Moses knew the Lord very well.  He must have had a good understanding of God’s love and power, having seen Him perform so many miraculous acts throughout Moses’ forty-year ministry in the desert and in Egypt.  But in his last days, Moses pleaded with GodContinue reading “The Unsearchable Riches of God – Deuteronomy 3”

The Counsel of Balaam – Numbers 25

25 Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. 2 They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel.  Numbers 25:1-3 NKJV Balaam the prophet and sorcererContinue reading “The Counsel of Balaam – Numbers 25”

The Divided Prophet Predicts a King – Numbers 22-24

The prophecy of Balaam: 20 Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21 “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a King is among them.  Numbers 23:20-21 NKJV Despite their many years of complaining and grumbling against God, the peopleContinue reading “The Divided Prophet Predicts a King – Numbers 22-24”

The Bronze Serpent– Numbers 21

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.  John 3:14-15 ESV Near the very end of Moses’ life, he had brought the people to the cusp of the Promised Land.  Their journey from Mount Hor into Canaan, the future Israel,Continue reading “The Bronze Serpent– Numbers 21”

Seeing God Clearly in the Rearview Mirror – Deuteronomy 34

We can easily believe in electricity because the lights turn on as soon as we flip the switch.  Faith in God can be more difficult.  He often answers our prayers long after we have prayed them, even after we have forgotten we prayed them.  Faith in God becomes easier when we look in the rearviewContinue reading “Seeing God Clearly in the Rearview Mirror – Deuteronomy 34”

Finishing Strong – Avoiding the Big Mistake – Numbers 20

3 Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.  Numbers 12:3 NKJV Moses was a remarkable man of faith.  Like God Himself, he put up with a tremendous amount of opposition throughout the forty years the Israelites lived in the wilderness.  Many times, he interceded for the people whenContinue reading “Finishing Strong – Avoiding the Big Mistake – Numbers 20”

Contentment in the Lord – Numbers 11

“Are you not satisfied?” Someone I know heard the voice of God speak this gently to her as she was washing dishes at the kitchen sink.  She was thinking how life would be so much better if their family could just afford a larger home.  Hearing this directly from God was a life changing experienceContinue reading “Contentment in the Lord – Numbers 11”

Into the Promised Land – Rahab the Prostitute – Joshua 2

17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 18 And for about forty years he put up withthem in the (desert) wilderness. 19 And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan,Continue reading “Into the Promised Land – Rahab the Prostitute – Joshua 2”

Judah in the Desert – Exodus 25-26

10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him, and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49:10 ESV In the desert, there was no king yet over the Israelites.  Moses led the people as a prophet, chosen by God. TheContinue reading “Judah in the Desert – Exodus 25-26”