Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

27 July 2018 Verse of the Day

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’  (Matthew 25:21 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.

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Cities for the Levites
Num 35:1
  On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, the LORD said to Moses, 
Num 35:2  “Command the Israelites to give the Levites towns to live in from the inheritance the Israelites will possess. And give them pasturelands around the towns. 
Num 35:3  Then they will have towns to live in and pasturelands for the cattle they own and all their other animals. 
Num 35:4  “The pasturelands around the towns that you give the Levites will extend a thousand cubits from the town wall. 
Num 35:5  Outside the town, measure two thousand cubits on the east side, two thousand on the south side, two thousand on the west and two thousand on the north, with the town in the center. They will have this area as pastureland for the towns. 
Num 35:6  “Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone may flee. In addition, give them forty-two other towns. 
Num 35:7  In all you must give the Levites forty-eight towns, together with their pasturelands. 
Num 35:8  The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites possess are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few.” 
Cities of Refuge
Num 35:9  Then the LORD said to Moses: 
Num 35:10  “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, 
Num 35:11  select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee. 
Num 35:12  They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly. 
Num 35:13  These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge. 
Num 35:14  Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge. 
Num 35:15  These six towns will be a place of refuge for Israelites and for foreigners residing among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there. 
Num 35:16  “‘If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. 
Num 35:17  Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. 
Num 35:18  Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death. 
Num 35:19  The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death. 
Num 35:20  If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at them intentionally so that they die 
Num 35:21  or if out of enmity one person hits another with their fist so that the other dies, that person is to be put to death; that person is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet. 
Num 35:22  “‘But if without enmity someone suddenly pushes another or throws something at them unintentionally 
Num 35:23  or, without seeing them, drops on them a stone heavy enough to kill them, and they die, then since that other person was not an enemy and no harm was intended, 
Num 35:24  the assembly must judge between the accused and the avenger of blood according to these regulations. 
Num 35:25  The assembly must protect the one accused of murder from the avenger of blood and send the accused back to the city of refuge to which they fled. The accused must stay there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. 
Num 35:26  “‘But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which they fled 
Num 35:27  and the avenger of blood finds them outside the city, the avenger of blood may kill the accused without being guilty of murder. 
Num 35:28  The accused must stay in the city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may they return to their own property. 
Num 35:29  “‘This is to have the force of law for you throughout the generations to come, wherever you live. 
Num 35:30  “‘Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. 
Num 35:31  “‘Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. They are to be put to death. 
Num 35:32  “‘Do not accept a ransom for anyone who has fled to a city of refuge and so allow them to go back and live on their own land before the death of the high priest. 
Num 35:33  “‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it. 
Num 35:34  Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'” 

Marriage of Female Heirs
Num 36:1
  The family heads of the clan of Gilead son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, who were from the clans of the descendants of Joseph, came and spoke before Moses and the leaders, the heads of the Israelite families. 
Num 36:2  They said, “When the LORD commanded my lord to give the land as an inheritance to the Israelites by lot, he ordered you to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters. 
Num 36:3  Now suppose they marry men from other Israelite tribes; then their inheritance will be taken from our ancestral inheritance and added to that of the tribe they marry into. And so part of the inheritance allotted to us will be taken away. 
Num 36:4  When the Year of Jubilee for the Israelites comes, their inheritance will be added to that of the tribe into which they marry, and their property will be taken from the tribal inheritance of our ancestors.” 
Num 36:5  Then at the LORD’s command Moses gave this order to the Israelites: “What the tribe of the descendants of Joseph is saying is right. 
Num 36:6  This is what the LORD commands for Zelophehad’s daughters: They may marry anyone they please as long as they marry within their father’s tribal clan. 
Num 36:7  No inheritance in Israel is to pass from one tribe to another, for every Israelite shall keep the tribal inheritance of their ancestors. 
Num 36:8  Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in her father’s tribal clan, so that every Israelite will possess the inheritance of their ancestors. 
Num 36:9  No inheritance may pass from one tribe to another, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.” 
Num 36:10  So Zelophehad’s daughters did as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Num 36:11  Zelophehad’s daughters—Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milkah and Noah—married their cousins on their father’s side. 
Num 36:12  They married within the clans of the descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in their father’s tribe and clan. 
Num 36:13  These are the commands and regulations the LORD gave through Moses to the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



26 July 2018 Verse of the Day

I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.  (Luke 15:7 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.

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Recounting Israel’s Journey
Num 33:1
  Here are the stages in the journey of the Israelites when they came out of Egypt by divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 
Num 33:2  At the LORD’s command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. This is their journey by stages: 
Num 33:3  The Israelites set out from Rameses on the fifteenth day of the first month, the day after the Passover. They marched out defiantly in full view of all the Egyptians, 
Num 33:4  who were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck down among them; for the LORD had brought judgment on their gods. 
Num 33:5  The Israelites left Rameses and camped at Sukkoth. 
Num 33:6  They left Sukkoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the desert. 
Num 33:7  They left Etham, turned back to Pi Hahiroth, to the east of Baal Zephon, and camped near Migdol. 
Num 33:8  They left Pi Hahiroth and passed through the sea into the desert, and when they had traveled for three days in the Desert of Etham, they camped at Marah. 
Num 33:9  They left Marah and went to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there. 
Num 33:10  They left Elim and camped by the Red Sea. 
Num 33:11  They left the Red Sea and camped in the Desert of Sin. 
Num 33:12  They left the Desert of Sin and camped at Dophkah. 
Num 33:13  They left Dophkah and camped at Alush. 
Num 33:14  They left Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink. 
Num 33:15  They left Rephidim and camped in the Desert of Sinai. 
Num 33:16  They left the Desert of Sinai and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah. 
Num 33:17  They left Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 
Num 33:18  They left Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah. 
Num 33:19  They left Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perez. 
Num 33:20  They left Rimmon Perez and camped at Libnah. 
Num 33:21  They left Libnah and camped at Rissah. 
Num 33:22  They left Rissah and camped at Kehelathah. 
Num 33:23  They left Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher. 
Num 33:24  They left Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah. 
Num 33:25  They left Haradah and camped at Makheloth. 
Num 33:26  They left Makheloth and camped at Tahath. 
Num 33:27  They left Tahath and camped at Terah. 
Num 33:28  They left Terah and camped at Mithkah. 
Num 33:29  They left Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah. 
Num 33:30  They left Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth. 
Num 33:31  They left Moseroth and camped at Bene Jaakan. 
Num 33:32  They left Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Haggidgad. 
Num 33:33  They left Hor Haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah. 
Num 33:34  They left Jotbathah and camped at Abronah. 
Num 33:35  They left Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber. 
Num 33:36  They left Ezion Geber and camped at Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin. 
Num 33:37  They left Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the border of Edom. 
Num 33:38  At the LORD’s command Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor, where he died on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. 
Num 33:39  Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor. 
Num 33:40  The Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev of Canaan, heard that the Israelites were coming. 
Num 33:41  They left Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah. 
Num 33:42  They left Zalmonah and camped at Punon. 
Num 33:43  They left Punon and camped at Oboth. 
Num 33:44  They left Oboth and camped at Iye Abarim, on the border of Moab. 
Num 33:45  They left Iye Abarim and camped at Dibon Gad. 
Num 33:46  They left Dibon Gad and camped at Almon Diblathaim. 
Num 33:47  They left Almon Diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, near Nebo. 
Num 33:48  They left the mountains of Abarim and camped on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. 
Num 33:49  There on the plains of Moab they camped along the Jordan from Beth Jeshimoth to Abel Shittim. 
Drive Out the Inhabitants
Num 33:50  On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the LORD said to Moses, 
Num 33:51  “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, 
Num 33:52  drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places. 
Num 33:53  Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 
Num 33:54  Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes. 
Num 33:55  “‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. 
Num 33:56  And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.'” 

Boundaries of the Land
Num 34:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 34:2  “Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries: 
Num 34:3  “‘Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along the border of Edom. Your southern boundary will start in the east from the southern end of the Dead Sea, 
Num 34:4  cross south of Scorpion Pass, continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon, 
Num 34:5  where it will turn, join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea. 
Num 34:6  “‘Your western boundary will be the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This will be your boundary on the west. 
Num 34:7  “‘For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor 
Num 34:8  and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the boundary will go to Zedad, 
Num 34:9  continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary on the north. 
Num 34:10  “‘For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 
Num 34:11  The boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee. 
Num 34:12  Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea. “‘This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side.'” 
Num 34:13  Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The LORD has ordered that it be given to the nine and a half tribes, 
Num 34:14  because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. 
Num 34:15  These two and a half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan across from Jericho, toward the sunrise.” 
List of Tribal Chiefs
Num 34:16  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 34:17  “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. 
Num 34:18  And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land. 
Num 34:19  These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh, from the tribe of Judah; 
Num 34:20  Shemuel son of Ammihud, from the tribe of Simeon; 
Num 34:21  Elidad son of Kislon, from the tribe of Benjamin; 
Num 34:22  Bukki son of Jogli, the leader from the tribe of Dan; 
Num 34:23  Hanniel son of Ephod, the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph; 
Num 34:24  Kemuel son of Shiphtan, the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph; 
Num 34:25  Elizaphan son of Parnak, the leader from the tribe of Zebulun; 
Num 34:26  Paltiel son of Azzan, the leader from the tribe of Issachar; 
Num 34:27  Ahihud son of Shelomi, the leader from the tribe of Asher; 
Num 34:28  Pedahel son of Ammihud, the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.” 
Num 34:29  These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



25 July 2018 Verse of the Day

The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.  (Proverbs 15:33 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.

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Vengeance on Midian
Num 31:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 31:2  “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.” 
Num 31:3  So Moses said to the people, “Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites so that they may carry out the LORD’s vengeance on them. 
Num 31:4  Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel.” 
Num 31:5  So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel. 
Num 31:6  Moses sent them into battle, a thousand from each tribe, along with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, who took with him articles from the sanctuary and the trumpets for signaling. 
Num 31:7  They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man. 
Num 31:8  Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. 
Num 31:9  The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. 
Num 31:10  They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. 
Num 31:11  They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, 
Num 31:12  and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho. 
Num 31:13  Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 
Num 31:14  Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle. 
Num 31:15  “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 
Num 31:16  “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the LORD in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the LORD’s people. 
Num 31:17  Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 
Num 31:18  but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. 
Num 31:19  “Anyone who has killed someone or touched someone who was killed must stay outside the camp seven days. On the third and seventh days you must purify yourselves and your captives. 
Num 31:20  Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood.” 
Num 31:21  Then Eleazar the priest said to the soldiers who had gone into battle, “This is what is required by the law that the LORD gave Moses: 
Num 31:22  Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead 
Num 31:23  and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. But it must also be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water. 
Num 31:24  On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean. Then you may come into the camp.” 
Num 31:25  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 31:26  “You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured. 
Num 31:27  Divide the spoils equally between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community. 
Num 31:28  From the soldiers who fought in the battle, set apart as tribute for the LORD one out of every five hundred, whether people, cattle, donkeys or sheep. 
Num 31:29  Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD’s part. 
Num 31:30  From the Israelites’ half, select one out of every fifty, whether people, cattle, donkeys, sheep or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the LORD’s tabernacle.” 
Num 31:31  So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Num 31:32  The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep, 
Num 31:33  72,000 cattle, 
Num 31:34  61,000 donkeys 
Num 31:35  and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man. 
Num 31:36  The half share of those who fought in the battle was: 337,500 sheep, 
Num 31:37  of which the tribute for the LORD was 675; 
Num 31:38  36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72; 
Num 31:39  30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61; 
Num 31:40  16,000 people, of whom the tribute for the LORD was 32. 
Num 31:41  Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD’s part, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Num 31:42  The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men— 
Num 31:43  the community’s half—was 337,500 sheep, 
Num 31:44  36,000 cattle, 
Num 31:45  30,500 donkeys 
Num 31:46  and 16,000 people. 
Num 31:47  From the Israelites’ half, Moses selected one out of every fifty people and animals, as the LORD commanded him, and gave them to the Levites, who were responsible for the care of the LORD’s tabernacle. 
Num 31:48  Then the officers who were over the units of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—went to Moses 
Num 31:49  and said to him, “Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing. 
Num 31:50  So we have brought as an offering to the LORD the gold articles each of us acquired—armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces—to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD.” 
Num 31:51  Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold—all the crafted articles. 
Num 31:52  All the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds that Moses and Eleazar presented as a gift to the LORD weighed 16,750 shekels. 
Num 31:53  Each soldier had taken plunder for himself. 
Num 31:54  Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD. 

Reuben and Gad Settle in Gilead
Num 32:1
  The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock. 
Num 32:2  So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said, 
Num 32:3  “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon— 
Num 32:4  the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel—are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock. 
Num 32:5  If we have found favor in your eyes,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.” 
Num 32:6  Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your fellow Israelites go to war while you sit here? 
Num 32:7  Why do you discourage the Israelites from crossing over into the land the LORD has given them? 
Num 32:8  This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land. 
Num 32:9  After they went up to the Valley of Eshkol and viewed the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the LORD had given them. 
Num 32:10  The LORD’s anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath: 
Num 32:11  ‘Because they have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of those who were twenty years old or more when they came up out of Egypt will see the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob— 
Num 32:12  not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.’ 
Num 32:13  The LORD’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone. 
Num 32:14  “And here you are, a brood of sinners, standing in the place of your fathers and making the LORD even more angry with Israel. 
Num 32:15  If you turn away from following him, he will again leave all this people in the wilderness, and you will be the cause of their destruction.” 
Num 32:16  Then they came up to him and said, “We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and children. 
Num 32:17  But we will arm ourselves for battle and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and children will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land. 
Num 32:18  We will not return to our homes until each of the Israelites has received their inheritance. 
Num 32:19  We will not receive any inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan, because our inheritance has come to us on the east side of the Jordan.” 
Num 32:20  Then Moses said to them, “If you will do this—if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle 
Num 32:21  and if all of you who are armed cross over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him— 
Num 32:22  then when the land is subdued before the LORD, you may return and be free from your obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will be your possession before the LORD. 
Num 32:23  “But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. 
Num 32:24  Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised.” 
Num 32:25  The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, “We your servants will do as our lord commands. 
Num 32:26  Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead. 
Num 32:27  But your servants, every man who is armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the LORD, just as our lord says.” 
Num 32:28  Then Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and to the family heads of the Israelite tribes. 
Num 32:29  He said to them, “If the Gadites and Reubenites, every man armed for battle, cross over the Jordan with you before the LORD, then when the land is subdued before you, you must give them the land of Gilead as their possession. 
Num 32:30  But if they do not cross over with you armed, they must accept their possession with you in Canaan.” 
Num 32:31  The Gadites and Reubenites answered, “Your servants will do what the LORD has said. 
Num 32:32  We will cross over before the LORD into Canaan armed, but the property we inherit will be on this side of the Jordan.” 
Num 32:33  Then Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites and the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and the territory around them. 
Num 32:34  The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer, 
Num 32:35  Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah, 
Num 32:36  Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks. 
Num 32:37  And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim, 
Num 32:38  as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt. 
Num 32:39  The descendants of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it and drove out the Amorites who were there. 
Num 32:40  So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there. 
Num 32:41  Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair. 
Num 32:42  And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



24 July 2018 Verse of the Day

Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. (Psalms 112:6-7 NIV)

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.

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Offerings for the Feast of Trumpets
Num 29:1
  “‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets. 
Num 29:2  As an aroma pleasing to the LORD, offer a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:3  With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 
Num 29:4  and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. 
Num 29:5  Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. 
Num 29:6  These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are food offerings presented to the LORD, a pleasing aroma. 
Offerings for the Day of Atonement
Num 29:7  “‘On the tenth day of this seventh month hold a sacred assembly. You must deny yourselves and do no work. 
Num 29:8  Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:9  With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 
Num 29:10  and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. 
Num 29:11  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement and the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings. 
Offerings for the Feast of Booths
Num 29:12  “‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the LORD for seven days. 
Num 29:13  Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:14  With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths; 
Num 29:15  and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth. 
Num 29:16  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:17  “‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:18  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:19  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings. 
Num 29:20  “‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:21  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:22  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:23  “‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:24  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:25  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:26  “‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:27  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:28  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:29  “‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:30  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:31  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:32  “‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:33  With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:34  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:35  “‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly and do no regular work. 
Num 29:36  Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 29:37  With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 
Num 29:38  Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering. 
Num 29:39  “‘In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings, offer these to the LORD at your appointed festivals: your burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings.'” 
Num 29:40  Moses told the Israelites all that the LORD commanded him. 

Men and Vows
Num 30:1
  Moses said to the heads of the tribes of Israel: “This is what the LORD commands: 
Num 30:2  When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said. 
Women and Vows
Num 30:3  “When a young woman still living in her father’s household makes a vow to the LORD or obligates herself by a pledge 
Num 30:4  and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she obligated herself will stand. 
Num 30:5  But if her father forbids her when he hears about it, none of her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand; the LORD will release her because her father has forbidden her. 
Num 30:6  “If she marries after she makes a vow or after her lips utter a rash promise by which she obligates herself 
Num 30:7  and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her, then her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand. 
Num 30:8  But if her husband forbids her when he hears about it, he nullifies the vow that obligates her or the rash promise by which she obligates herself, and the LORD will release her. 
Num 30:9  “Any vow or obligation taken by a widow or divorced woman will be binding on her. 
Num 30:10  “If a woman living with her husband makes a vow or obligates herself by a pledge under oath 
Num 30:11  and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her and does not forbid her, then all her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand. 
Num 30:12  But if her husband nullifies them when he hears about them, then none of the vows or pledges that came from her lips will stand. Her husband has nullified them, and the LORD will release her. 
Num 30:13  Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow she makes or any sworn pledge to deny herself. 
Num 30:14  But if her husband says nothing to her about it from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or the pledges binding on her. He confirms them by saying nothing to her when he hears about them. 
Num 30:15  If, however, he nullifies them some time after he hears about them, then he must bear the consequences of her wrongdoing.” 
Num 30:16  These are the regulations the LORD gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his wife, and between a father and his young daughter still living at home.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



23 July 2018 Verse of the Day

I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. (John 17:20-21 NASB)

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The Daughters of Zelophehad
Num 27:1
  The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They came forward 
Num 27:2  and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, 
Num 27:3  “Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah’s followers, who banded together against the LORD, but he died for his own sin and left no sons. 
Num 27:4  Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s relatives.” 
Num 27:5  So Moses brought their case before the LORD, 
Num 27:6  and the LORD said to him, 
Num 27:7  “What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s relatives and give their father’s inheritance to them. 
Num 27:8  “Say to the Israelites, ‘If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. 
Num 27:9  If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers. 
Num 27:10  If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. 
Num 27:11  If his father had no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan, that he may possess it. This is to have the force of law for the Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses.'” 
Joshua to Succeed Moses
Num 27:12  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites. 
Num 27:13  After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, 
Num 27:14  for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes.” (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.) 
Num 27:15  Moses said to the LORD, 
Num 27:16  “May the LORD, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community 
Num 27:17  to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.” 
Num 27:18  So the LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him. 
Num 27:19  Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence. 
Num 27:20  Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him. 
Num 27:21  He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in.” 
Num 27:22  Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly. 
Num 27:23  Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses. 

Daily Offerings
Num 28:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 28:2  “Give this command to the Israelites and say to them: ‘Make sure that you present to me at the appointed time my food offerings, as an aroma pleasing to me.’ 
Num 28:3  Say to them: ‘This is the food offering you are to present to the LORD: two lambs a year old without defect, as a regular burnt offering each day. 
Num 28:4  Offer one lamb in the morning and the other at twilight, 
Num 28:5  together with a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives. 
Num 28:6  This is the regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Num 28:7  The accompanying drink offering is to be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink with each lamb. Pour out the drink offering to the LORD at the sanctuary. 
Num 28:8  Offer the second lamb at twilight, along with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering that you offer in the morning. This is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Sabbath Offerings
Num 28:9  “‘On the Sabbath day, make an offering of two lambs a year old without defect, together with its drink offering and a grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil. 
Num 28:10  This is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. 
Monthly Offerings
Num 28:11  “‘On the first of every month, present to the LORD a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 28:12  With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, a grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; 
Num 28:13  and with each lamb, a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil. This is for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Num 28:14  With each bull there is to be a drink offering of half a hin of wine; with the ram, a third of a hin; and with each lamb, a quarter of a hin. This is the monthly burnt offering to be made at each new moon during the year. 
Num 28:15  Besides the regular burnt offering with its drink offering, one male goat is to be presented to the LORD as a sin offering. 
Passover Offerings
Num 28:16  “‘On the fourteenth day of the first month the LORD’s Passover is to be held. 
Num 28:17  On the fifteenth day of this month there is to be a festival; for seven days eat bread made without yeast. 
Num 28:18  On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 
Num 28:19  Present to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 
Num 28:20  With each bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 
Num 28:21  and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. 
Num 28:22  Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. 
Num 28:23  Offer these in addition to the regular morning burnt offering. 
Num 28:24  In this way present the food offering every day for seven days as an aroma pleasing to the LORD; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. 
Num 28:25  On the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 
Offerings for the Feast of Weeks
Num 28:26  “‘On the day of firstfruits, when you present to the LORD an offering of new grain during the Festival of Weeks, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 
Num 28:27  Present a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old as an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Num 28:28  With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 
Num 28:29  and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. 
Num 28:30  Include one male goat to make atonement for you. 
Num 28:31  Offer these together with their drink offerings, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering. Be sure the animals are without defect.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



22 July 2018 Verse of the Day

My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.  (Psalms 119:28 NASB)

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Baal Worship at Peor
Num 25:1
  While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, 
Num 25:2  who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. 
Num 25:3  So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the LORD’s anger burned against them. 
Num 25:4  The LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the LORD’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.” 
Num 25:5  So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.” 
Num 25:6  Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 
Num 25:7  When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand 
Num 25:8  and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; 
Num 25:9  but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000. 
The Zeal of Phinehas
Num 25:10  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 25:11  “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. 
Num 25:12  Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. 
Num 25:13  He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.” 
Num 25:14  The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family. 
Num 25:15  And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family. 
Num 25:16  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 25:17  “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them. 
Num 25:18  They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.” 

Census of the New Generation
Num 26:1
  After the plague the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, 
Num 26:2  “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families—all those twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army of Israel.” 
Num 26:3  So on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them and said, 
Num 26:4  “Take a census of the men twenty years old or more, as the LORD commanded Moses.” These were the Israelites who came out of Egypt: 
Num 26:5  The descendants of Reuben, the firstborn son of Israel, were: through Hanok, the Hanokite clan; through Pallu, the Palluite clan; 
Num 26:6  through Hezron, the Hezronite clan; through Karmi, the Karmite clan. 
Num 26:7  These were the clans of Reuben; those numbered were 43,730. 
Num 26:8  The son of Pallu was Eliab, 
Num 26:9  and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. The same Dathan and Abiram were the community officials who rebelled against Moses and Aaron and were among Korah’s followers when they rebelled against the LORD. 
Num 26:10  The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men. And they served as a warning sign. 
Num 26:11  The line of Korah, however, did not die out. 
Num 26:12  The descendants of Simeon by their clans were: through Nemuel, the Nemuelite clan; through Jamin, the Jaminite clan; through Jakin, the Jakinite clan; 
Num 26:13  through Zerah, the Zerahite clan; through Shaul, the Shaulite clan. 
Num 26:14  These were the clans of Simeon; those numbered were 22,200. 
Num 26:15  The descendants of Gad by their clans were: through Zephon, the Zephonite clan; through Haggi, the Haggite clan; through Shuni, the Shunite clan; 
Num 26:16  through Ozni, the Oznite clan; through Eri, the Erite clan; 
Num 26:17  through Arodi, the Arodite clan; through Areli, the Arelite clan. 
Num 26:18  These were the clans of Gad; those numbered were 40,500. 
Num 26:19  Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan. 
Num 26:20  The descendants of Judah by their clans were: through Shelah, the Shelanite clan; through Perez, the Perezite clan; through Zerah, the Zerahite clan. 
Num 26:21  The descendants of Perez were: through Hezron, the Hezronite clan; through Hamul, the Hamulite clan. 
Num 26:22  These were the clans of Judah; those numbered were 76,500. 
Num 26:23  The descendants of Issachar by their clans were: through Tola, the Tolaite clan; through Puah, the Puite clan; 
Num 26:24  through Jashub, the Jashubite clan; through Shimron, the Shimronite clan. 
Num 26:25  These were the clans of Issachar; those numbered were 64,300. 
Num 26:26  The descendants of Zebulun by their clans were: through Sered, the Seredite clan; through Elon, the Elonite clan; through Jahleel, the Jahleelite clan. 
Num 26:27  These were the clans of Zebulun; those numbered were 60,500. 
Num 26:28  The descendants of Joseph by their clans through Manasseh and Ephraim were: 
Num 26:29  The descendants of Manasseh: through Makir, the Makirite clan (Makir was the father of Gilead); through Gilead, the Gileadite clan. 
Num 26:30  These were the descendants of Gilead: through Iezer, the Iezerite clan; through Helek, the Helekite clan; 
Num 26:31  through Asriel, the Asrielite clan; through Shechem, the Shechemite clan; 
Num 26:32  through Shemida, the Shemidaite clan; through Hepher, the Hepherite clan. 
Num 26:33  (Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons; he had only daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah.) 
Num 26:34  These were the clans of Manasseh; those numbered were 52,700. 
Num 26:35  These were the descendants of Ephraim by their clans: through Shuthelah, the Shuthelahite clan; through Beker, the Bekerite clan; through Tahan, the Tahanite clan. 
Num 26:36  These were the descendants of Shuthelah: through Eran, the Eranite clan. 
Num 26:37  These were the clans of Ephraim; those numbered were 32,500. These were the descendants of Joseph by their clans. 
Num 26:38  The descendants of Benjamin by their clans were: through Bela, the Belaite clan; through Ashbel, the Ashbelite clan; through Ahiram, the Ahiramite clan; 
Num 26:39  through Shupham, the Shuphamite clan; through Hupham, the Huphamite clan. 
Num 26:40  The descendants of Bela through Ard and Naaman were: through Ard, the Ardite clan; through Naaman, the Naamite clan. 
Num 26:41  These were the clans of Benjamin; those numbered were 45,600. 
Num 26:42  These were the descendants of Dan by their clans: through Shuham, the Shuhamite clan. These were the clans of Dan: 
Num 26:43  All of them were Shuhamite clans; and those numbered were 64,400. 
Num 26:44  The descendants of Asher by their clans were: through Imnah, the Imnite clan; through Ishvi, the Ishvite clan; through Beriah, the Beriite clan; 
Num 26:45  and through the descendants of Beriah: through Heber, the Heberite clan; through Malkiel, the Malkielite clan. 
Num 26:46  (Asher had a daughter named Serah.) 
Num 26:47  These were the clans of Asher; those numbered were 53,400. 
Num 26:48  The descendants of Naphtali by their clans were: through Jahzeel, the Jahzeelite clan; through Guni, the Gunite clan; 
Num 26:49  through Jezer, the Jezerite clan; through Shillem, the Shillemite clan. 
Num 26:50  These were the clans of Naphtali; those numbered were 45,400. 
Num 26:51  The total number of the men of Israel was 601,730. 
Num 26:52  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 26:53  “The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based on the number of names. 
Num 26:54  To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those listed. 
Num 26:55  Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe. 
Num 26:56  Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups.” 
Num 26:57  These were the Levites who were counted by their clans: through Gershon, the Gershonite clan; through Kohath, the Kohathite clan; through Merari, the Merarite clan. 
Num 26:58  These also were Levite clans: the Libnite clan, the Hebronite clan, the Mahlite clan, the Mushite clan, the Korahite clan. (Kohath was the forefather of Amram; 
Num 26:59  the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam. 
Num 26:60  Aaron was the father of Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 
Num 26:61  But Nadab and Abihu died when they made an offering before the LORD with unauthorized fire.) 
Num 26:62  All the male Levites a month old or more numbered 23,000. They were not counted along with the other Israelites because they received no inheritance among them. 
Num 26:63  These are the ones counted by Moses and Eleazar the priest when they counted the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. 
Num 26:64  Not one of them was among those counted by Moses and Aaron the priest when they counted the Israelites in the Desert of Sinai. 
Num 26:65  For the LORD had told those Israelites they would surely die in the wilderness, and not one of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



21 July 2018 Verse of the Day

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.  (3 John 1:11 NASB)

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Balaam’s First Oracle
Num 23:1
  Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.” 
Num 23:2  Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 
Num 23:3  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your offering while I go aside. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet with me. Whatever he reveals to me I will tell you.” Then he went off to a barren height. 
Num 23:4  God met with him, and Balaam said, “I have prepared seven altars, and on each altar I have offered a bull and a ram.” 
Num 23:5  The LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.” 
Num 23:6  So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the Moabite officials. 
Num 23:7  Then Balaam spoke his message: “Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. ‘Come,’ he said, ‘curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.’ 
Num 23:8  How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced? 
Num 23:9  From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations. 
Num 23:10  Who can count the dust of Jacob or number even a fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my final end be like theirs!” 
Num 23:11  Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!” 
Num 23:12  He answered, “Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?” 
Balaam’s Second Oracle
Num 23:13  Then Balak said to him, “Come with me to another place where you can see them; you will not see them all but only the outskirts of their camp. And from there, curse them for me.” 
Num 23:14  So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah, and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 
Num 23:15  Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there.” 
Num 23:16  The LORD met with Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.” 
Num 23:17  So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the Moabite officials. Balak asked him, “What did the LORD say?” 
Num 23:18  Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor. 
Num 23:19  God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? 
Num 23:20  I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. 
Num 23:21  “No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them. 
Num 23:22  God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. 
Num 23:23  There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’ 
Num 23:24  The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till it devours its prey and drinks the blood of its victims.” 
Num 23:25  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!” 
Num 23:26  Balaam answered, “Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?” 
Num 23:27  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Come, let me take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there.” 
Num 23:28  And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, overlooking the wasteland. 
Num 23:29  Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.” 
Num 23:30  Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 

Balaam’s Third Oracle
Num 24:1
  Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness. 
Num 24:2  When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him 
Num 24:3  and he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, 
Num 24:4  the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: 
Num 24:5  “How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! 
Num 24:6  “Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. 
Num 24:7  Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. “Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted. 
Num 24:8  “God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them. 
Num 24:9  Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse them? “May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!” 
Num 24:10  Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, “I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times. 
Num 24:11  Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded.” 
Num 24:12  Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, 
Num 24:13  ‘Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD—and I must say only what the LORD says’? 
Num 24:14  Now I am going back to my people, but come, let me warn you of what this people will do to your people in days to come.” 
Balaam’s Final Oracle
Num 24:15  Then he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, 
Num 24:16  the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: 
Num 24:17  “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth. 
Num 24:18  Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. 
Num 24:19  A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city.” 
Num 24:20  Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: “Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction.” 
Num 24:21  Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message: “Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock; 
Num 24:22  yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive.” 
Num 24:23  Then he spoke his message: “Alas! Who can live when God does this? 
Num 24:24  Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin.” 
Num 24:25  Then Balaam got up and returned home, and Balak went his own way.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



20 July 2018 Verse of the Day

But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!  (Isaiah 43:1 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.

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Arad Destroyed
Num 21:1
  When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming along the road to Atharim, he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them. 
Num 21:2  Then Israel made this vow to the LORD: “If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.” 
Num 21:3  The LORD listened to Israel’s plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah. 
The Bronze Serpent
Num 21:4  They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 
Num 21:5  they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” 
Num 21:6  Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 
Num 21:7  The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 
Num 21:8  The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” 
Num 21:9  So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. 
The Song of the Well
Num 21:10  The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth. 
Num 21:11  Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, in the wilderness that faces Moab toward the sunrise. 
Num 21:12  From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley. 
Num 21:13  They set out from there and camped alongside the Arnon, which is in the wilderness extending into Amorite territory. The Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 
Num 21:14  That is why the Book of the Wars of the LORD says: “… Zahab in Suphah and the ravines, the Arnon 
Num 21:15  and the slopes of the ravines that lead to the settlement of Ar and lie along the border of Moab.” 
Num 21:16  From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together and I will give them water.” 
Num 21:17  Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it, 
Num 21:18  about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank— the nobles with scepters and staffs.” Then they went from the wilderness to Mattanah, 
Num 21:19  from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth, 
Num 21:20  and from Bamoth to the valley in Moab where the top of Pisgah overlooks the wasteland. 
King Sihon Defeated
Num 21:21  Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites: 
Num 21:22  “Let us pass through your country. We will not turn aside into any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory.” 
Num 21:23  But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. He mustered his entire army and marched out into the wilderness against Israel. When he reached Jahaz, he fought with Israel. 
Num 21:24  Israel, however, put him to the sword and took over his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, but only as far as the Ammonites, because their border was fortified. 
Num 21:25  Israel captured all the cities of the Amorites and occupied them, including Heshbon and all its surrounding settlements. 
Num 21:26  Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon. 
Num 21:27  That is why the poets say: “Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt; let Sihon’s city be restored. 
Num 21:28  “Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the citizens of Arnon’s heights. 
Num 21:29  Woe to you, Moab! You are destroyed, people of Chemosh! He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters as captives to Sihon king of the Amorites. 
Num 21:30  “But we have overthrown them; Heshbon’s dominion has been destroyed all the way to Dibon. We have demolished them as far as Nophah, which extends to Medeba.” 
King Og Defeated
Num 21:31  So Israel settled in the land of the Amorites. 
Num 21:32  After Moses had sent spies to Jazer, the Israelites captured its surrounding settlements and drove out the Amorites who were there. 
Num 21:33  Then they turned and went up along the road toward Bashan, and Og king of Bashan and his whole army marched out to meet them in battle at Edrei. 
Num 21:34  The LORD said to Moses, “Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.” 
Num 21:35  So they struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army, leaving them no survivors. And they took possession of his land. 

Balak Summons Balaam
Num 22:1
  Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho. 
Num 22:2  Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, 
Num 22:3  and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites. 
Num 22:4  The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, 
Num 22:5  sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the Euphrates River, in his native land. Balak said: “A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. 
Num 22:6  Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.” 
Num 22:7  The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said. 
Num 22:8  “Spend the night here,” Balaam said to them, “and I will report back to you with the answer the LORD gives me.” So the Moabite officials stayed with him. 
Num 22:9  God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?” 
Num 22:10  Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message: 
Num 22:11  ‘A people that has come out of Egypt covers the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps then I will be able to fight them and drive them away.'” 
Num 22:12  But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.” 
Num 22:13  The next morning Balaam got up and said to Balak’s officials, “Go back to your own country, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.” 
Num 22:14  So the Moabite officials returned to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.” 
Num 22:15  Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. 
Num 22:16  They came to Balaam and said: “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, 
Num 22:17  because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me.” 
Num 22:18  But Balaam answered them, “Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the LORD my God. 
Num 22:19  Now spend the night here so that I can find out what else the LORD will tell me.” 
Num 22:20  That night God came to Balaam and said, “Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.” 
Num 22:21  Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. 
Balaam’s Donkey and the Angel
Num 22:22  But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 
Num 22:23  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road. 
Num 22:24  Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides. 
Num 22:25  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again. 
Num 22:26  Then the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. 
Num 22:27  When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff. 
Num 22:28  Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” 
Num 22:29  Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.” 
Num 22:30  The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said. 
Num 22:31  Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. 
Num 22:32  The angel of the LORD asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. 
Num 22:33  The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.” 
Num 22:34  Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, “I have sinned. I did not realize you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back.” 
Num 22:35  The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.” So Balaam went with Balak’s officials. 
Num 22:36  When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon border, at the edge of his territory. 
Num 22:37  Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn’t you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?” 
Num 22:38  “Well, I have come to you now,” Balaam replied. “But I can’t say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth.” 
Num 22:39  Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth. 
Num 22:40  Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him. 
Num 22:41  The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



19 July 2018 Verse of the Day

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.  (Isaiah 61:7 NIV)

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.

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Laws for Purification
Num 19:1
  The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: 
Num 19:2  “This is a requirement of the law that the LORD has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. 
Num 19:3  Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence. 
Num 19:4  Then Eleazar the priest is to take some of its blood on his finger and sprinkle it seven times toward the front of the tent of meeting. 
Num 19:5  While he watches, the heifer is to be burned—its hide, flesh, blood and intestines. 
Num 19:6  The priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet wool and throw them onto the burning heifer. 
Num 19:7  After that, the priest must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water. He may then come into the camp, but he will be ceremonially unclean till evening. 
Num 19:8  The man who burns it must also wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he too will be unclean till evening. 
Num 19:9  “A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They are to be kept by the Israelite community for use in the water of cleansing; it is for purification from sin. 
Num 19:10  The man who gathers up the ashes of the heifer must also wash his clothes, and he too will be unclean till evening. This will be a lasting ordinance both for the Israelites and for the foreigners residing among them. 
Num 19:11  “Whoever touches a human corpse will be unclean for seven days. 
Num 19:12  They must purify themselves with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then they will be clean. But if they do not purify themselves on the third and seventh days, they will not be clean. 
Num 19:13  If they fail to purify themselves after touching a human corpse, they defile the LORD’s tabernacle. They must be cut off from Israel. Because the water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, they are unclean; their uncleanness remains on them. 
Num 19:14  “This is the law that applies when a person dies in a tent: Anyone who enters the tent and anyone who is in it will be unclean for seven days, 
Num 19:15  and every open container without a lid fastened on it will be unclean. 
Num 19:16  “Anyone out in the open who touches someone who has been killed with a sword or someone who has died a natural death, or anyone who touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days. 
Num 19:17  “For the unclean person, put some ashes from the burned purification offering into a jar and pour fresh water over them. 
Num 19:18  Then a man who is ceremonially clean is to take some hyssop, dip it in the water and sprinkle the tent and all the furnishings and the people who were there. He must also sprinkle anyone who has touched a human bone or a grave or anyone who has been killed or anyone who has died a natural death. 
Num 19:19  The man who is clean is to sprinkle those who are unclean on the third and seventh days, and on the seventh day he is to purify them. Those who are being cleansed must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and that evening they will be clean. 
Num 19:20  But if those who are unclean do not purify themselves, they must be cut off from the community, because they have defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. The water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, and they are unclean. 
Num 19:21  This is a lasting ordinance for them. “The man who sprinkles the water of cleansing must also wash his clothes, and anyone who touches the water of cleansing will be unclean till evening. 
Num 19:22  Anything that an unclean person touches becomes unclean, and anyone who touches it becomes unclean till evening.” 

The Death of Miriam
Num 20:1
  In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried. 
The Waters of Meribah
Num 20:2  Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. 
Num 20:3  They quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD! 
Num 20:4  Why did you bring the LORD’s community into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here? 
Num 20:5  Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!” 
Num 20:6  Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them. 
Num 20:7  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 20:8  “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.” 
Num 20:9  So Moses took the staff from the LORD’s presence, just as he commanded him. 
Moses Strikes the Rock
Num 20:10  He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 
Num 20:11  Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. 
Num 20:12  But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.” 
Num 20:13  These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he was proved holy among them. 
Edom Refuses Passage
Num 20:14  Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: “This is what your brother Israel says: You know about all the hardships that have come on us. 
Num 20:15  Our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors, 
Num 20:16  but when we cried out to the LORD, he heard our cry and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. “Now we are here at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory. 
Num 20:17  Please let us pass through your country. We will not go through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the King’s Highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory.” 
Num 20:18  But Edom answered: “You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword.” 
Num 20:19  The Israelites replied: “We will go along the main road, and if we or our livestock drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We only want to pass through on foot—nothing else.” 
Num 20:20  Again they answered: “You may not pass through.” Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army. 
Num 20:21  Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them. 
The Death of Aaron
Num 20:22  The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor. 
Num 20:23  At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 
Num 20:24  “Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah. 
Num 20:25  Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor. 
Num 20:26  Remove Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there.” 
Num 20:27  Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community. 
Num 20:28  Moses removed Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar. And Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain, 
Num 20:29  and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, all the Israelites mourned for him thirty days.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



18 July 2018 Verse of the Day

But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.  (2 Peter 3:7 NASB)

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Aaron’s Staff Buds
Num 17:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 17:2  “Speak to the Israelites and get twelve staffs from them, one from the leader of each of their ancestral tribes. Write the name of each man on his staff. 
Num 17:3  On the staff of Levi write Aaron’s name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe. 
Num 17:4  Place them in the tent of meeting in front of the ark of the covenant law, where I meet with you. 
Num 17:5  The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites.” 
Num 17:6  So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and their leaders gave him twelve staffs, one for the leader of each of their ancestral tribes, and Aaron’s staff was among them. 
Num 17:7  Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the covenant law. 
Num 17:8  The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds. 
Num 17:9  Then Moses brought out all the staffs from the LORD’s presence to all the Israelites. They looked at them, and each of the leaders took his own staff. 
Num 17:10  The LORD said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die.” 
Num 17:11  Moses did just as the LORD commanded him. 
Num 17:12  The Israelites said to Moses, “We will die! We are lost, we are all lost! 
Num 17:13  Anyone who even comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to die?” 

Duties of Priests and Levites
Num 18:1
  The LORD said to Aaron, “You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood. 
Num 18:2  Bring your fellow Levites from your ancestral tribe to join you and assist you when you and your sons minister before the tent of the covenant law. 
Num 18:3  They are to be responsible to you and are to perform all the duties of the tent, but they must not go near the furnishings of the sanctuary or the altar. Otherwise both they and you will die. 
Num 18:4  They are to join you and be responsible for the care of the tent of meeting—all the work at the tent—and no one else may come near where you are. 
Num 18:5  “You are to be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the altar, so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelites again. 
Num 18:6  I myself have selected your fellow Levites from among the Israelites as a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD to do the work at the tent of meeting. 
Num 18:7  But only you and your sons may serve as priests in connection with everything at the altar and inside the curtain. I am giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift. Anyone else who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death.” 
Num 18:8  Then the LORD said to Aaron, “I myself have put you in charge of the offerings presented to me; all the holy offerings the Israelites give me I give to you and your sons as your portion, your perpetual share. 
Num 18:9  You are to have the part of the most holy offerings that is kept from the fire. From all the gifts they bring me as most holy offerings, whether grain or sin or guilt offerings, that part belongs to you and your sons. 
Num 18:10  Eat it as something most holy; every male shall eat it. You must regard it as holy. 
Num 18:11  “This also is yours: whatever is set aside from the gifts of all the wave offerings of the Israelites. I give this to you and your sons and daughters as your perpetual share. Everyone in your household who is ceremonially clean may eat it. 
Num 18:12  “I give you all the finest olive oil and all the finest new wine and grain they give the LORD as the firstfruits of their harvest. 
Num 18:13  All the land’s firstfruits that they bring to the LORD will be yours. Everyone in your household who is ceremonially clean may eat it. 
Num 18:14  “Everything in Israel that is devoted to the LORD is yours. 
Num 18:15  The first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, that is offered to the LORD is yours. But you must redeem every firstborn son and every firstborn male of unclean animals. 
Num 18:16  When they are a month old, you must redeem them at the redemption price set at five shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. 
Num 18:17  “But you must not redeem the firstborn of a cow, a sheep or a goat; they are holy. Splash their blood against the altar and burn their fat as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Num 18:18  Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours. 
Num 18:19  Whatever is set aside from the holy offerings the Israelites present to the LORD I give to you and your sons and daughters as your perpetual share. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD for both you and your offspring.” 
Num 18:20  The LORD said to Aaron, “You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites. 
Num 18:21  “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting. 
Num 18:22  From now on the Israelites must not go near the tent of meeting, or they will bear the consequences of their sin and will die. 
Num 18:23  It is the Levites who are to do the work at the tent of meeting and bear the responsibility for any offenses they commit against it. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. They will receive no inheritance among the Israelites. 
Num 18:24  Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD. That is why I said concerning them: ‘They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.'” 
Num 18:25  The LORD said to Moses, 
Num 18:26  “Speak to the Levites and say to them: ‘When you receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as the LORD’s offering. 
Num 18:27  Your offering will be reckoned to you as grain from the threshing floor or juice from the winepress. 
Num 18:28  In this way you also will present an offering to the LORD from all the tithes you receive from the Israelites. From these tithes you must give the LORD’s portion to Aaron the priest. 
Num 18:29  You must present as the LORD’s portion the best and holiest part of everything given to you.’ 
Num 18:30  “Say to the Levites: ‘When you present the best part, it will be reckoned to you as the product of the threshing floor or the winepress. 
Num 18:31  You and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere, for it is your wages for your work at the tent of meeting. 
Num 18:32  By presenting the best part of it you will not be guilty in this matter; then you will not defile the holy offerings of the Israelites, and you will not die.'”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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