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Archive for June 2014

Numbers 26-36 – preparing to enter the promised land

June 30, 2014

In Numbers 26 the Lord told Moses to “take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward.”  While the total was almost identical to the census in the first chapter, “among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron […]

2 Corinthians 10-13 – “even if I boast”

June 27, 2014

Some of those in Corinth viewed Paul as inferior in authority.  While he was bold when absent, he was meek when present (2 Corinthians 10:1, 10).  Paul boldly defended his authority as an apostle.  “For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles. But even if I am unskilled in […]

Mark 4-6 – “to the other side”

June 26, 2014

Jesus spent much time around the Sea of Galilee.  Mark recorded two great events on the sea.  The first involved Jesus and His disciples crossing the sea (Mark 4:35-41).  “And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up,” yet […]

Jeremiah 21-29 – “prophet and priest are polluted”

June 26, 2014

When Zedekiah asked Jeremiah if the Lord might help them since Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon was attacking them, Jeremiah said their greater concern should be God attacking them – and then Nebuchadnezzar would strike down who was left (Jeremiah 21).  “I will punish you according to the results of your deeds,…” (21:14).  Things would be […]

Proverbs – “He who finds a wife”

June 24, 2014

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22).  Most husbands would agree with this statement.  Those who would not may have found a contentious one (19:13).  “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband” and is worth far more than jewels (12:4; 31:10) – and […]

Numbers 22-25 – “the error of Balaam”

June 23, 2014

Balak and the Moabites “saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites” and were “in great fear…/ dread of the sons of Israel,” so they wanted to pay Balaam to curse Israel (Numbers 22:1-7).  When Balaam inquired of God, He told him not to go and not to curse the people; but when Balak […]

Matthew 13 – “He spoke… in parables”

June 21, 2014

Jesus was the master teacher.  One of His most famous teaching methods was through the use of parables.  A parable can be defined simply as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.  Some of Jesus’ best known parables – focusing on the kingdom of heaven – are found in Matthew 13, beginning with the parable […]

Jeremiah 10-20 – “I am bringing disaster on them”

June 19, 2014

The Lord said the men of Judah had “turned back to the iniquity of their ancestors who refused to hear My words” and had “broken My covenant which I made with their fathers” (11:9-10).  “Therefore thus says the LORD, ‘Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though […]

Proverbs – “the lazy man”

June 17, 2014

The book of Proverbs has much to say about the lazy man, none of it good.  The excellent wife “does not eat the bread of idleness” but instead “works with her hands in delight” (31:24, 13).  Not those who are lazy – they always have an excuse for not working (20:4; 22:13).  While we need […]

Numbers 13-14 – “We are ____ able”

June 16, 2014

God told Moses to send a man from each tribe to spy out the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:1-2).  After 40 days they returned and said that the land “certainly does flow with milk and honey” (:27), just as God had said it did (Exodus 3:8, 17; 13:5).  If only they had stopped there!  Instead, […]