Numbers 31:12-24 The Captives, the Booty, and the Spoil
The first seven verses of this passage are difficult for many to read and to accept. They don’t seem to fit their idea of a loving God. However, they do fit the concept of a just, holy, righteous, and – yes – even a merciful God.… Read the rest
What is it that breaks our hearts? And why does it happen? I would suggest to you that the main driver of our sadness comes from one thing – familiarity. I know people that love to hunt. They will shoot bears, wild cats, wolves – whatever.… Read the rest
Long before we got to this chapter, my friend Sergio emailed me with a thought about what is going on here in Numbers 30, that was on August 15, 2018. I had never taken the time to really look over the verses, and thought, “Well, isn’t that the cat’s meow.”
I saved his thought under my sermon notes which are for future sermons and eventually on the 29th of July of this year, I got to sit down and type an evaluation of today’s passage.… Read the rest
Numbers 29:1-40 The Day of Acclamation, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles Offerings
Due to the high number of verses, our intro will be short today.
Text Verse: “Hear the word of the Lord,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the law of our God,
You people of Gomorrah: 11 ‘To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?’
Says the Lord.… Read the rest
Numbers 28:16-31 Passover, and the Unleavened Bread and Weeks Offerings
Today, we continue on with the offerings of the timed redemptive events found in the annual Hebrew calendar. As we have seen some of these events numerous times before, it might seem dull or even tedious to revisit them.
Passover has been mentioned again and again since it was first introduced in Exodus.… Read the rest