Numbers 21 begins with God’s display of power to defend his people. When the King of Arad hears that the Israelites were going to Canaan, he attacks them and takes some of them captive. The Israelites take this to God and make a vow “If you deliver these people into our hands, we will totally... Continue Reading →
The Book of Numbers – God Dislikes Grumbling
In the previous chapter we saw Korah and many others rebel against Aaron and Moses’s leadership. In this chapter we see God reaffirm his chosen high priest. God instructs Moses to get a staff from each of the leaders of the tribes which had their name on it, among which was also Aaron’s staff. Moses... Continue Reading →
The Book of Numbers – What Defines your ‘Good’?
In the first ten chapters of Numbers, we repeatedly read of the obedience of the people to the Lord’s commands. But three days into their march towards the promised land, they begin to complain. Numbers 11 is a turning point in the narrative of their journey through the wilderness. What did they first complain about?... Continue Reading →