Numbers 33:50-56 (I Have Given You the Land to Possess)

Numbers 33:50-56
I Have Given You the Land to Possess

In today’s passage, the people have the surety that they are entering Canaan. Verse 50 makes that perfectly clear. The Lord says, “When you have crossed the Jordan.” So there is no need to wonder if it will happen, it will.Read the rest

Numbers 33:16-49 (The Journeys of Israel, Part II – From Sinai to the Plains of Moab)

Numbers 33:16-49
The Journeys of Israel, Part II
From Sinai to the Plains of Moab

In the record here in Numbers 33, from the departure from Egypt to where Israel finally ends, right at the doorstep to Canaan, there are 42 movements of the people. One can then say that there are 43 locations, but one is leaving Egypt.Read the rest

Numbers 33:1-15 (The Journeys of Israel, Part I – From Egypt to Sinai)

Numbers 33:1-15
The Journeys of Israel, Part I
From Egypt to Sinai

In a Bible study some time ago, Mr. Magnuson pulled out a rather appropriate quote for the content of today’s verses. He said, “The only freedom each of us possesses is the freedom to choose who or what we will be a slave to.”Read the rest

Numbers 32:20-42 (A Possession East of Canaan)

Numbers 32:20-42
A Possession East of Canaan

Of the first five verses of Chapter 32, Matthew Henry draws a parallel to the things of the world and the life which is found in Christ. He says –

“Here is a proposal made by the Reubenites and Gadites, that the land lately conquered might be allotted to them.Read the rest

Numbers 32:1-19 (Do Not Take Us Over the Jordan)

Numbers 32:1-19
Do Not Take Us Over the Jordan

In the verses today, it is readily apparent that Moses becomes almost enraged at the words brought to his ears. He was eighty years old when he last stood this close to entering Canaan. Now he is one hundred and twenty, and except for Joshua and Caleb, he has seen the death of every adult around him since that time.Read the rest

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