Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

13 May 2017 Verse of the Day

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace  (Ephesians 1:7 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Men and Vows
Num 30:1-16  Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the word which the LORD has commanded.  (2)  “If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Women and Vows
(3)  “Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father’s house in her youth,  (4)  and her father hears her vow and her obligation by which she has bound herself, and her father says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand and every obligation by which she has bound herself shall stand.  (5)  “But if her father should forbid her on the day he hears of it, none of her vows or her obligations by which she has bound herself shall stand; and the LORD will forgive her because her father had forbidden her.  (6)  “However, if she should marry while under her vows or the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself,  (7)  and her husband hears of it and says nothing to her on the day he hears it, then her vows shall stand and her obligations by which she has bound herself shall stand.  (8)  “But if on the day her husband hears of it, he forbids her, then he shall annul her vow which she is under and the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.  (9)  “But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.  (10)  “However, if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound herself by an obligation with an oath,  (11)  and her husband heard it, but said nothing to her and did not forbid her, then all her vows shall stand and every obligation by which she bound herself shall stand.  (12)  “But if her husband indeed annuls them on the day he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the obligation of herself shall not stand; her husband has annulled them, and the LORD will forgive her.  (13)  “Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.  (14)  “But if her husband indeed says nothing to her from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or all her obligations which are on her; he has confirmed them, because he said nothing to her on the day he heard them.  (15)  “But if he indeed annuls them after he has heard them, then he shall bear her guilt.”  (16)  These are the statutes which the LORD commanded Moses, as between a man and his wife, and as between a father and his daughter, while she is in her youth in her father’s house.
 
Vengeance on Midian
Num 31:1-54  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people.”  (3)  Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the LORD’S vengeance on Midian.  (4)  “A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war.”  (5)  So there were furnished from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.  (6)  Moses sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war, and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war with them, and the holy vessels and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.  (7)  So they made war against Midian, just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.  (8)  They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.  (9)  The sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods they plundered.  (10)  Then they burned all their cities where they lived and all their camps with fire.  (11)  They took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast.  (12)  They brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan opposite Jericho.  (13)  Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the congregation went out to meet them outside the camp.  (14)  Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.  (15)  And Moses said to them, “Have you spared all the women?  (16)  “Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.  (17)  “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.  (18)  “But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.  (19)  “And you, camp outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves, you and your captives, on the third day and on the seventh day.  (20)  “You shall purify for yourselves every garment and every article of leather and all the work of goats’ hair, and all articles of wood.”  (21)  Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle, “This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded Moses:  (22)  only the gold and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin and the lead,  (23)  everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water.  (24)  “And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the camp.”  (25)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (26)  “You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers’ households of the congregation take a count of the booty that was captured, both of man and of animal;  (27)  and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.  (28)  “Levy a tax for the LORD from the men of war who went out to battle, one in five hundred of the persons and of the cattle and of the donkeys and of the sheep;  (29)  take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest, as an offering to the LORD.  (30)  “From the sons of Israel’s half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys and of the sheep, from all the animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.”  (31)  Moses and Eleazar the priest did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  (32)  Now the booty that remained from the spoil which the men of war had plundered was 675,000 sheep,  (33)  and 72,000 cattle,  (34)  and 61,000 donkeys,  (35)  and of human beings, of the women who had not known man intimately, all the persons were 32,000.  (36)  The half, the portion of those who went out to war, was as follows: the number of sheep was 337,500,  (37)  and the LORD’S levy of the sheep was 675;  (38)  and the cattle were 36,000, from which the LORD’S levy was 72;  (39)  and the donkeys were 30,500, from which the LORD’S levy was 61;  (40)  and the human beings were 16,000, from whom the LORD’S levy was 32 persons.  (41)  Moses gave the levy which was the LORD’S offering to Eleazar the priest, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  (42)  As for the sons of Israel’s half, which Moses separated from the men who had gone to war—  (43)  now the congregation’s half was 337,500 sheep,  (44)  and 36,000 cattle,  (45)  and 30,500 donkeys,  (46)  and the human beings were 16,000—  (47)  and from the sons of Israel’s half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of animals, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the tabernacle of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  (48)  Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses,  (49)  and they said to Moses, “Your servants have taken a census of men of war who are in our charge, and no man of us is missing.  (50)  “So we have brought as an offering to the LORD what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD.”  (51)  Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all kinds of wrought articles.  (52)  All the gold of the offering which they offered up to the LORD, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, was 16,750 shekels.  (53)  The men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.  (54)  So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it to the tent of meeting as a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


12 May 2017 Verse of the Day

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.  (Psalms 19:14 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Daily Offerings
Num 28:1-31  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Command the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be careful to present My offering, My food for My offerings by fire, of a soothing aroma to Me, at their appointed time.’  (3)  “You shall say to them, ‘This is the offering by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs one year old without defect as a continual burnt offering every day.  (4)  ‘You shall offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;  (5)  also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil.  (6)  ‘It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai as a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.  (7)  ‘Then the drink offering with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the LORD.  (8)  ‘The other lamb you shall offer at twilight; as the grain offering of the morning and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to the LORD.

Sabbath Offerings
(9)  ‘Then on the sabbath day two male lambs one year old without defect, and two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and its drink offering:  (10)  ‘This is the burnt offering of every sabbath in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

Monthly Offerings
(11)  ‘Then at the beginning of each of your months you shall present a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect;  (12)  and three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, for each bull; and two-tenths of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, for the one ram;  (13)  and a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering for each lamb, for a burnt offering of a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.  (14)  ‘Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull and a third of a hin for the ram and a fourth of a hin for a lamb; this is the burnt offering of each month throughout the months of the year.  (15)  ‘And one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD; it shall be offered with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.

Passover Offerings
(16)  ‘Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the LORD’S Passover.  (17)  ‘On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.  (18)  ‘On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.  (19)  ‘You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect.  (20)  ‘For their grain offering, you shall offer fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for a bull and two-tenths for the ram.  (21)  ‘A tenth of an ephah you shall offer for each of the seven lambs;  (22)  and one male goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you.  (23)  ‘You shall present these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.  (24)  ‘After this manner you shall present daily, for seven days, the food of the offering by fire, of a soothing aroma to the LORD; it shall be presented with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.  (25)  ‘On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.

Offerings for the Feast of Weeks
(26)  ‘Also on the day of the first fruits, when you present a new grain offering to the LORD in your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.  (27)  ‘You shall offer a burnt offering for a soothing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs one year old;  (28)  and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram,  (29)  a tenth for each of the seven lambs;  (30)  also one male goat to make atonement for you.  (31)  ‘Besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, you shall present them with their drink offerings. They shall be without defect.
 
Offerings for the Feast of Trumpets
Num 29:1-40  ‘Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets.  (2)  ‘You shall offer a burnt offering as a soothing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, and seven male lambs one year old without defect;  (3)  also their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram,  (4)  and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs.  (5)  ‘Offer one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you,  (6)  besides the burnt offering of the new moon and its grain offering, and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.

Offerings for the Day of Atonement
(7)  ‘Then on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall humble yourselves; you shall not do any work.  (8)  ‘You shall present a burnt offering to the LORD as a soothing aroma: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect;  (9)  and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram,  (10)  a tenth for each of the seven lambs;  (11)  one male goat for a sin offering, besides the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

Offerings for the Feast of Booths
(12)  ‘Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work, and you shall observe a feast to the LORD for seven days.  (13)  ‘You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire as a soothing aroma to the LORD: thirteen bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old, which are without defect;  (14)  and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams,  (15)  and a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;  (16)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.  (17)  ‘Then on the second day: twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (18)  and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (19)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.  (20)  ‘Then on the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (21)  and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (22)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.  (23)  ‘Then on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (24)  their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (25)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.  (26)  ‘Then on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (27)  and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (28)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.  (29)  ‘Then on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (30)  and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (31)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offerings.  (32)  ‘Then on the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;  (33)  and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (34)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.  (35)  ‘On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work.  (36)  ‘But you shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect;  (37)  their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;  (38)  and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.  (39)  ‘You shall present these to the LORD at your appointed times, besides your votive offerings and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings and for your grain offerings and for your drink offerings and for your peace offerings.'”  (40)  Moses spoke to the sons of Israel in accordance with all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


11 May 2017 Verse of the Day

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Census of the New Generation
Num 26:1-65  Then it came about after the plague, that the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,  (2)  “Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers’ households, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel.”  (3)  So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,  (4)  “Take a census of the people from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD has commanded Moses.” Now the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt were:  (5)  Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;  (6)  of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.  (7)  These are the families of the Reubenites, and those who were numbered of them were 43,730.  (8)  The son of Pallu: Eliab.  (9)  The sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram who were called by the congregation, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the LORD,  (10)  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a warning.  (11)  The sons of Korah, however, did not die.  (12)  The sons of Simeon according to their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;  (13)  of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.  (14)  These are the families of the Simeonites, 22,200.  (15)  The sons of Gad according to their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;  (16)  of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;  (17)  of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.  (18)  These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, 40,500.  (19)  The sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.  (20)  The sons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.  (21)  The sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.  (22)  These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them, 76,500.  (23)  The sons of Issachar according to their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites;  (24)  of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.  (25)  These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, 64,300.  (26)  The sons of Zebulun according to their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.  (27)  These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, 60,500.  (28)  The sons of Joseph according to their families: Manasseh and Ephraim.  (29)  The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir became the father of Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.  (30)  These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;  (31)  and of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;  (32)  and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.  (33)  Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but only daughters; and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.  (34)  These are the families of Manasseh; and those who were numbered of them were 52,700.  (35)  These are the sons of Ephraim according to their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.  (36)  These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.  (37)  These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, 32,500. These are the sons of Joseph according to their families.  (38)  The sons of Benjamin according to their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;  (39)  of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.  (40)  The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.  (41)  These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,600.  (42)  These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan according to their families.  (43)  All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were 64,400.  (44)  The sons of Asher according to their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.  (45)  Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.  (46)  The name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.  (47)  These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, 53,400.  (48)  The sons of Naphtali according to their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;  (49)  of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.  (50)  These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,400.  (51)  These are those who were numbered of the sons of Israel, 601,730.  (52)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (53)  “Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.  (54)  “To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.  (55)  “But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.  (56)  “According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups.”  (57)  These are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.  (58)  These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. Kohath became the father of Amram.  (59)  The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.  (60)  To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.  (61)  But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.  (62)  Those who were numbered of them were 23,000, every male from a month old and upward, for they were not numbered among the sons of Israel since no inheritance was given to them among the sons of Israel.  (63)  These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.  (64)  But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.  (65)  For the LORD had said of them, “They shall surely die in the wilderness.” And not a man was left of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
 
The Daughters of Zelophehad
Num 27:1-23  Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph, came near; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah.  (2)  They stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and all the congregation, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, saying,  (3)  “Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.  (4)  “Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father’s brothers.”  (5)  So Moses brought their case before the LORD.  (6)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (7)  “The daughters of Zelophehad are right in their statements. You shall surely give them a hereditary possession among their father’s brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.  (8)  “Further, you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.  (9)  ‘If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.  (10)  ‘If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.  (11)  ‘If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.'”

Joshua to Succeed Moses
(12)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel.  (13)  “When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was;  (14)  for in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to treat Me as holy before their eyes at the water.” (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)  (15)  Then Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,  (16)  “May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,  (17)  who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd.”  (18)  So the LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him;  (19)  and have him stand before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and commission him in their sight.  (20)  “You shall put some of your authority on him, in order that all the congregation of the sons of Israel may obey him.  (21)  “Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation.”  (22)  Moses did just as the LORD commanded him; and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation.  (23)  Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


10 May 2017 Verse of the Day

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails… (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NASB) 

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Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Balaam’s Third Oracle
Num 24:1-25  When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to seek omens but he set his face toward the wilderness.  (2)  And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe; and the Spirit of God came upon him.  (3)  He took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;  (4)  The oracle of him who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered,  (5)  How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!  (6)  “Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.  (7)  “Water will flow from his buckets, And his seed will be by many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted.  (8)  “God brings him out of Egypt, He is for him like the horns of the wild ox. He will devour the nations who are his adversaries, And will crush their bones in pieces, And shatter them with his arrows.  (9)  “He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, And cursed is everyone who curses you.”  (10)  Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times!  (11)  “Therefore, flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”  (12)  Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,  (13)  ‘Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord. What the LORD speaks, that I will speak’?  (14)  “And now, behold, I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the days to come.”

Balaam’s Final Oracle
(15)  He took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,  (16)  The oracle of him who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.  (17)  “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth.  (18)  “Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly.  (19)  “One from Jacob shall have dominion, And will destroy the remnant from the city.”  (20)  And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, “Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end shall be destruction.”  (21)  And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, “Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest is set in the cliff.  (22)  “Nevertheless Kain will be consumed; How long will Asshur keep you captive?”  (23)  Then he took up his discourse and said, “Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?  (24)  “But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim, And they shall afflict Asshur and will afflict Eber; So they also will come to destruction.”  (25)  Then Balaam arose and departed and returned to his place, and Balak also went his way.
 
Baal Worship at Peor
Num 25:1-18  While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.  (2)  For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.  (3)  So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry against Israel.  (4)  The LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel.”  (5)  So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor.”  (6)  Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his relatives a Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, while they were weeping at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (7)  When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he arose from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,  (8)  and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. So the plague on the sons of Israel was checked.  (9)  Those who died by the plague were 24,000.

The Zeal of Phinehas
(10)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (11)  “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.  (12)  “Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;  (13)  and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.'”  (14)  Now the name of the slain man of Israel who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s household among the Simeonites.  (15)  The name of the Midianite woman who was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was head of the people of a father’s household in Midian.  (16)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (17)  “Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;  (18)  for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


9 May 2017 Verse of the Day

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.  (Proverbs 25:28 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Balak Summons Balaam
Num 22:1-41  Then the sons of Israel journeyed, and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan opposite Jericho.  (2)  Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.  (3)  So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.  (4)  Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.  (5)  So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.  (6)  “Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”  (7)  So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him.  (8)  He said to them, “Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me.” And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.  (9)  Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”  (10)  Balaam said to God, “Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,  (11)  ‘Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'”  (12)  God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”  (13)  So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak’s leaders, “Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.”  (14)  The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”  (15)  Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.  (16)  They came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;  (17)  for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Please come then, curse this people for me.'”  (18)  Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God.  (19)  “Now please, you also stay here tonight, and I will find out what else the LORD will speak to me.”  (20)  God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do.”  (21)  So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab.

Balaam’s Donkey and the Angel
(22)  But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him.  (23)  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.  (24)  Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.  (25)  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.  (26)  The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left.  (27)  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.  (28)  And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”  (29)  Then Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now.”  (30)  The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you?” And he said, “No.”  (31)  Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed all the way to the ground.  (32)  The angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way was contrary to me.  (33)  “But the donkey saw me and turned aside from me these three times. If she had not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed you just now, and let her live.”  (34)  Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, “I have sinned, for I did not know that you were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing to you, I will turn back.”  (35)  But the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but you shall speak only the word which I tell you.” So Balaam went along with the leaders of Balak.  (36)  When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the Arnon border, at the extreme end of the border.  (37)  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not urgently send to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I really unable to honor you?”  (38)  So Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come now to you! Am I able to speak anything at all? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I shall speak.”  (39)  And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth.  (40)  Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent some to Balaam and the leaders who were with him.  (41)  Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from there a portion of the people.
 
Balaam’s First Oracle
Num 23:1-30  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”  (2)  Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.  (3)  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps the LORD will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell you.” So he went to a bare hill.  (4)  Now God met Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have set up the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.”  (5)  Then the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus.”  (6)  So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the leaders of Moab.  (7)  He took up his discourse and said, “From Aram Balak has brought me, Moab’s king from the mountains of the East, ‘Come curse Jacob for me, And come, denounce Israel!’  (8)  “How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?  (9)  “As I see him from the top of the rocks, And I look at him from the hills; Behold, a people who dwells apart, And will not be reckoned among the nations.  (10)  “Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!”  (11)  Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them!”  (12)  He replied, “Must I not be careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?”

Balaam’s Second Oracle
(13)  Then Balak said to him, “Please come with me to another place from where you may see them, although you will only see the extreme end of them and will not see all of them; and curse them for me from there.”  (14)  So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.  (15)  And he said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there.”  (16)  Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”  (17)  He came to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, “What has the LORD spoken?”  (18)  Then he took up his discourse and said, “Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!  (19)  “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?  (20)  “Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.  (21)  “He has not observed misfortune in Jacob; Nor has He seen trouble in Israel; The LORD his God is with him, And the shout of a king is among them.  (22)  “God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.  (23)  “For there is no omen against Jacob, Nor is there any divination against Israel; At the proper time it shall be said to Jacob And to Israel, what God has done!  (24)  “Behold, a people rises like a lioness, And as a lion it lifts itself; It will not lie down until it devours the prey, And drinks the blood of the slain.”  (25)  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Do not curse them at all nor bless them at all!”  (26)  But Balaam replied to Balak, “Did I not tell you, ‘Whatever the LORD speaks, that I must do’?”  (27)  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Please come, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will be agreeable with God that you curse them for me from there.”  (28)  So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor which overlooks the wasteland.  (29)  Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”  (30)  Balak did just as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


8 May 2017 Verse of the Day

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.  (Luke 6:40 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Death of Miriam
Num 20:1-29  Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. Now Miriam died there and was buried there.

The Waters of Meribah
(2)  There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.  (3)  The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!  (4)  “Why then have you brought the LORD’S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?  (5)  “Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink.”  (6)  Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them;  (7)  and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (8)  “Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink.”  (9)  So Moses took the rod from before the LORD, just as He had commanded him;

Moses Strikes the Rock
(10)  and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, “Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?”  (11)  Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.  (12)  But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”  (13)  Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.

Edom Refuses Passage
(14)  From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: “Thus your brother Israel has said, ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us;  (15)  that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.  (16)  ‘But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.  (17)  ‘Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king’s highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'”  (18)  Edom, however, said to him, “You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you.”  (19)  Again, the sons of Israel said to him, “We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else.”  (20)  But he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out against him with a heavy force and with a strong hand.  (21)  Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

The Death of Aaron
(22)  Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.  (23)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying,  (24)  “Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.  (25)  “Take Aaron and his son Eleazar and bring them up to Mount Hor;  (26)  and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron will be gathered to his people, and will die there.”  (27)  So Moses did just as the LORD had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.  (28)  After Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on the mountain top. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.  (29)  When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.
 
Arad Destroyed
Num 21:1-35  When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, then he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.  (2)  So Israel made a vow to the LORD and said, “If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.”  (3)  The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.

The Bronze Serpent
(4)  Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey.  (5)  The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food.”  (6)  The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.  (7)  So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.  (8)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.”  (9)  And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

The Song of the Well
(10)  Now the sons of Israel moved out and camped in Oboth.  (11)  They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the east.  (12)  From there they set out and camped in Wadi Zered.  (13)  From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.  (14)  Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, “Waheb in Suphah, And the wadis of the Arnon,  (15)  And the slope of the wadis That extends to the site of Ar, And leans to the border of Moab.”  (16)  From there they continued to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Assemble the people, that I may give them water.”  (17)  Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it!  (18)  “The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter and with their staffs.” And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,  (19)  and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,  (20)  and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah which overlooks the wasteland.

King Sihon Defeated
(21)  Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,  (22)  “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king’s highway until we have passed through your border.”  (23)  But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.  (24)  Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon was Jazer.  (25)  Israel took all these cities and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her villages.  (26)  For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.  (27)  Therefore those who use proverbs say, “Come to Heshbon! Let it be built! So let the city of Sihon be established.  (28)  “For a fire went forth from Heshbon, A flame from the town of Sihon; It devoured Ar of Moab, The dominant heights of the Arnon.  (29)  “Woe to you, O Moab! You are ruined, O people of Chemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, To an Amorite king, Sihon.  (30)  “But we have cast them down, Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon, Then we have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba.”

King Og Defeated
(31)  Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.  (32)  Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.  (33)  Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out with all his people, for battle at Edrei.  (34)  But the LORD said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”  (35)  So they killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


7 May 2017 Verse of the Day

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  (1 John 5:14 NASB)

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Duties of Priests and Levites
Num 18:1-32  So the LORD said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father’s household with you shall bear the guilt in connection with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the guilt in connection with your priesthood.  (2)  “But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.  (3)  “And they shall thus attend to your obligation and the obligation of all the tent, but they shall not come near to the furnishings of the sanctuary and the altar, or both they and you will die.  (4)  “They shall be joined with you and attend to the obligations of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent; but an outsider may not come near you.  (5)  “So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.  (6)  “Behold, I Myself have taken your fellow Levites from among the sons of Israel; they are a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD, to perform the service for the tent of meeting.  (7)  “But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”  (8)  Then the LORD spoke to Aaron, “Now behold, I Myself have given you charge of My offerings, even all the holy gifts of the sons of Israel I have given them to you as a portion and to your sons as a perpetual allotment.  (9)  “This shall be yours from the most holy gifts reserved from the fire; every offering of theirs, even every grain offering and every sin offering and every guilt offering, which they shall render to Me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.  (10)  “As the most holy gifts you shall eat it; every male shall eat it. It shall be holy to you.  (11)  “This also is yours, the offering of their gift, even all the wave offerings of the sons of Israel; I have given them to you and to your sons and daughters with you as a perpetual allotment. Everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.  (12)  “All the best of the fresh oil and all the best of the fresh wine and of the grain, the first fruits of those which they give to the LORD, I give them to you.  (13)  “The first ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the LORD, shall be yours; everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.  (14)  “Every devoted thing in Israel shall be yours.  (15)  “Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to the LORD, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.  (16)  “As to their redemption price, from a month old you shall redeem them, by your valuation, five shekels in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.  (17)  “But the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall offer up their fat in smoke as an offering by fire, for a soothing aroma to the LORD.  (18)  “Their meat shall be yours; it shall be yours like the breast of a wave offering and like the right thigh.  (19)  “All the offerings of the holy gifts, which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a perpetual allotment. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD to you and your descendants with you.”  (20)  Then the LORD said to Aaron, “You shall have no inheritance in their land nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel.  (21)  “To the sons of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they perform, the service of the tent of meeting.  (22)  “The sons of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting again, or they will bear sin and die.  (23)  “Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance.  (24)  “For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, ‘They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.'”  (25)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (26)  “Moreover, you shall speak to the Levites and say to them, ‘When you take from the sons of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to the LORD, a tithe of the tithe.  (27)  ‘Your offering shall be reckoned to you as the grain from the threshing floor or the full produce from the wine vat.  (28)  ‘So you shall also present an offering to the LORD from your tithes, which you receive from the sons of Israel; and from it you shall give the LORD’S offering to Aaron the priest.  (29)  ‘Out of all your gifts you shall present every offering due to the LORD, from all the best of them, the sacred part from them.’  (30)  “You shall say to them, ‘When you have offered from it the best of it, then the rest shall be reckoned to the Levites as the product of the threshing floor, and as the product of the wine vat.  (31)  ‘You may eat it anywhere, you and your households, for it is your compensation in return for your service in the tent of meeting.  (32)  ‘You will bear no sin by reason of it when you have offered the best of it. But you shall not profane the sacred gifts of the sons of Israel, or you will die.'”
 
Laws for Purification
Num 19:1-22  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,  (2)  “This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.  (3)  ‘You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.  (4)  ‘Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times.  (5)  ‘Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned.  (6)  ‘The priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.  (7)  ‘The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening.  (8)  ‘The one who burns it shall also wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening.  (9)  ‘Now a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and the congregation of the sons of Israel shall keep it as water to remove impurity; it is purification from sin.  (10)  ‘The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be a perpetual statute to the sons of Israel and to the alien who sojourns among them.  (11)  ‘The one who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days.  (12)  ‘That one shall purify himself from uncleanness with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then he will be clean; but if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.  (13)  ‘Anyone who touches a corpse, the body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.  (14)  ‘This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent shall be unclean for seven days.  (15)  ‘Every open vessel, which has no covering tied down on it, shall be unclean.  (16)  ‘Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.  (17)  ‘Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel.  (18)  ‘A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.  (19)  ‘Then the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify him from uncleanness, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean by evening.  (20)  ‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean.  (21)  ‘So it shall be a perpetual statute for them. And he who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.  (22)  ‘Furthermore, anything that the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.'”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


6 May 2017 Verse of the Day

But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  (Ephesians 2:13 NASB)

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Korah’s Rebellion
Num 16:1-50  Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,  (2)  and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown.  (3)  They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?”  (4)  When Moses heard this, he fell on his face;  (5)  and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself.  (6)  “Do this: take censers for yourselves, Korah and all your company,  (7)  and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of the LORD tomorrow; and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the one who is holy. You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!”  (8)  Then Moses said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of Levi,  (9)  is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;  (10)  and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?  (11)  “Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?”  (12)  Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up.  (13)  “Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?  (14)  “Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor have you given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!”  (15)  Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, “Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.”  (16)  Moses said to Korah, “You and all your company be present before the LORD tomorrow, both you and they along with Aaron.  (17)  “Each of you take his firepan and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty firepans; also you and Aaron shall each bring his firepan.”  (18)  So they each took his own censer and put fire on it, and laid incense on it; and they stood at the doorway of the tent of meeting, with Moses and Aaron.  (19)  Thus Korah assembled all the congregation against them at the doorway of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the LORD appeared to all the congregation.  (20)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,  (21)  “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”  (22)  But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?”  (23)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (24)  “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.'”  (25)  Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of Israel following him,  (26)  and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.”  (27)  So they got back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the doorway of their tents, along with their wives and their sons and their little ones.  (28)  Moses said, “By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing.  (29)  “If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.  (30)  “But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD.”  (31)  As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;  (32)  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.  (33)  So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.  (34)  All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”  (35)  Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.  (36)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (37)  “Say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he shall take up the censers out of the midst of the blaze, for they are holy; and you scatter the burning coals abroad.  (38)  “As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel.”  (39)  So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar,  (40)  as a reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the LORD; so that he will not become like Korah and his company—just as the LORD had spoken to him through Moses.  (41)  But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, “You are the ones who have caused the death of the LORD’S people.”  (42)  It came about, however, when the congregation had assembled against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tent of meeting, and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.  (43)  Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting,  (44)  and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (45)  “Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.” Then they fell on their faces.  (46)  Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the LORD, the plague has begun!”  (47)  Then Aaron took it as Moses had spoken, and ran into the midst of the assembly, for behold, the plague had begun among the people. So he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.  (48)  He took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.  (49)  But those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah.  (50)  Then Aaron returned to Moses at the doorway of the tent of meeting, for the plague had been checked.
 
Aaron’s Staff Buds
Num 17:1-13  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, and get from them a rod for each father’s household: twelve rods, from all their leaders according to their fathers’ households. You shall write each name on his rod,  (3)  and write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers’ households.  (4)  “You shall then deposit them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.  (5)  “It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you.”  (6)  Moses therefore spoke to the sons of Israel, and all their leaders gave him a rod apiece, for each leader according to their fathers’ households, twelve rods, with the rod of Aaron among their rods.  (7)  So Moses deposited the rods before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.  (8)  Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.  (9)  Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.  (10)  But the LORD said to Moses, “Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put an end to their grumblings against Me, so that they will not die.”  (11)  Thus Moses did; just as the LORD had commanded him, so he did.  (12)  Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!  (13)  “Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish completely?”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


5 May 2017 Verse of the Day

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.  (Matthew 5:11 NASB)

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The People Rebel
Num 14:1-45  Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.  (2)  All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!  (3)  “Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”  (4)  So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”  (5)  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.  (6)  Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;  (7)  and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.  (8)  “If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey.  (9)  “Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them.”  (10)  But all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Then the glory of the LORD appeared in the tent of meeting to all the sons of Israel.  (11)  The LORD said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?  (12)  “I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Moses Intercedes for the People
(13)  But Moses said to the LORD, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,  (14)  and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.  (15)  “Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say,  (16)  ‘Because the LORD could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’  (17)  “But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared,  (18)  ‘The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.‘  (19)  “Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”

God Promises Judgment
(20)  So the LORD said, “I have pardoned them according to your word;  (21)  but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD.  (22)  “Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,  (23)  shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it.  (24)  “But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.  (25)  “Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the valleys; turn tomorrow and set out to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.”  (26)  The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,  (27)  “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.  (28)  “Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;  (29)  your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all your numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me.  (30)  ‘Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.  (31)  ‘Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey—I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.  (32)  ‘But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness.  (33)  ‘Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.  (34)  ‘According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.  (35)  ‘I, the LORD, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.'”  (36)  As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land,  (37)  even those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a plague before the LORD.  (38)  But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.

Israel Defeated in Battle
(39)  When Moses spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people mourned greatly.  (40)  In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the ridge of the hill country, saying, “Here we are; we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the LORD has promised.”  (41)  But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?  (42)  “Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the LORD is not among you.  (43)  “For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you.”  (44)  But they went up heedlessly to the ridge of the hill country; neither the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses left the camp.  (45)  Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as Hormah.
 
Laws About Sacrifices
Num 15:1-41  Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land where you are to live, which I am giving you,  (3)  then make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your appointed times, to make a soothing aroma to the LORD, from the herd or from the flock.  (4)  ‘The one who presents his offering shall present to the LORD a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil,  (5)  and you shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one-fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.  (6)  ‘Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil;  (7)  and for the drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a soothing aroma to the LORD.  (8)  ‘When you prepare a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD,  (9)  then you shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil;  (10)  and you shall offer as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.  (11)  ‘Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the goats.  (12)  ‘According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number.  (13)  ‘All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.  (14)  ‘If an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he wishes to make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, just as you do so he shall do.  (15)  ‘As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the LORD.  (16)  ‘There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.'”  (17)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (18)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land where I bring you,  (19)  then it shall be, that when you eat of the food of the land, you shall lift up an offering to the LORD.  (20)  ‘Of the first of your dough you shall lift up a cake as an offering; as the offering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up.  (21)  ‘From the first of your dough you shall give to the LORD an offering throughout your generations.

Laws About Unintentional Sins
(22)  ‘But when you unwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses,  (23)  even all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day when the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations,  (24)  then it shall be, if it is done unintentionally, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.  (25)  ‘Then the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error.  (26)  ‘So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through error.  (27)  ‘Also if one person sins unintentionally, then he shall offer a one year old female goat for a sin offering.  (28)  ‘The priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who goes astray when he sins unintentionally, making atonement for him that he may be forgiven.  (29)  ‘You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them.  (30)  ‘But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people.  (31)  ‘Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'”

A Sabbathbreaker Executed
(32)  Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day.  (33)  Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation;  (34)  and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him.  (35)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.”  (36)  So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Tassels on Garments
(37)  The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying,  (38)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.  (39)  “It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,  (40)  so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.  (41)  “I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God.”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


4 May 2017 Verse of the Day

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.  (Psalms 5:3 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses
Num 12:1-16  Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman);  (2)  and they said, “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” And the LORD heard it.  (3)  (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)  (4)  Suddenly the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them came out.  (5)  Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward,  (6)  He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.  (7)  “Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household;  (8)  With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?”  (9)  So the anger of the LORD burned against them and He departed.  (10)  But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous.  (11)  Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned.  (12)  “Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother’s womb!”  (13)  Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “O God, heal her, I pray!”  (14)  But the LORD said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again.”  (15)  So Miriam was shut up outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on until Miriam was received again.  (16)  Afterward, however, the people moved out from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.
 
Spies Sent into Canaan
Num 13:1-33  Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying,  (2)  “Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers’ tribes, every one a leader among them.”  (3)  So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran at the command of the LORD, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.  (4)  These then were their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;  (5)  from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori;  (6)  from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;  (7)  from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph;  (8)  from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun;  (9)  from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu;  (10)  from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;  (11)  from the tribe of Joseph, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;  (12)  from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;  (13)  from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;  (14)  from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;  (15)  from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.  (16)  These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.  (17)  When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, “Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.  (18)  “See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.  (19)  “How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications?  (20)  “How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.  (21)  So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, at Lebo-hamath.  (22)  When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)  (23)  Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.  (24)  That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.

Report of the Spies
(25)  When they returned from spying out the land, at the end of forty days,  (26)  they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.  (27)  Thus they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.  (28)  “Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.  (29)  “Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”  (30)  Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”  (31)  But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.”  (32)  So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.  (33)  “There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



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