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3 Year Bible Reading: Numbers 11-12

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Numbers 11-12.

General:

  • Chapter 11 gives us a window into the steadily declining attitude of the Israelites
    • When they complained about some general hardships of their journey, God’s righteous anger flashed again them
      • He responded by sending fire around the outskirts of their camp
      • It appears no one died, but the Israelites were terrified and begged Moses to cry out to God
        • God responded by stopping the fire
    • The Israelites, however, then turned around and began to complain about the lack of meat in their desert diet
      • They had a rosy picture of what their life in Egypt had been, claiming that they had eaten delicious food at “no cost”
        • How quickly they had forgotten the chains of their slavery and their crying out to the Lord
      • Moses gives us an explanation of what the manna was and how it appeared every morning like clockwork
        • This was a miracle of God
      • Moses felt caught between Israel and God
        • He cried out to God in distress, wondering how he could possibly be expected this type of people
        • He needed God’s help and was not ashamed to ask for it
      • God first responded to Moses’ cries by fortifying 70 elders, who could help him lead the people
        • These elders were later given the Holy Spirit in a special way
      • God then informed Moses that the people would be fed so much meat that it would become sickening to them
        • Moses responded by saying it was hard to believe that God would find meat for a group this large
          • One commentator noted the comparison between Moses here and the disciples before the feeding of the 5,000
        • God: “Is my arm too short?”
          • God’s way of saying that nothing was impossible for Him
      • God then gathered an enormous amount of quail around the nation
        • Families were gathering large amounts to eat in the present and future
      • God then sent a plague among the people to address their complaining and greed
  • Chapter 12 gives us the account of a rebellion against Moses from his own brother and sister
    • Miriam and Aaron began to gossip about Moses and talk against him
      • They wondered if he was fit for leadership when he had married someone outside Israel
        • The word they use to describe Zipporah, Moses’ wife, could be taken as an ethnic slur
        • The Israelites began to feel in some ways that God had chosen them as a special nation because of some great quality they possessed
      • Both of them also complained they did not have equal praise and glory to that of Moses
        • They felt that their roles in leadership had been underappreciated
    • God reacted decisively by calling Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to the Tent of Meeting
      • God’s points were clear:
        • He gets to choose who the prophets are
        • Moses was given revelations in a clearer way than all the prophets before him
        • Moses was given the privilege of seeing the form of God
        • Since God had clearly chosen Moses as His earthly representative, Miriam and Aaron were now guilty of mutiny against God
        • With those points having been made, God departed
    • When the cloud of God’s presence lifted, Miriam was revealed to have leprosy
      • Aaron immediately turned to Moses and begged him to plead to God on Miriam’s behalf
        • Aaron’s attitude had been restored to what it should have been
      • Moses displayed his patience, forgiveness, and humility by asking God to heal Miriam
      • God heard Moses’ prayer, and she was healed
        • She was to spend 7 days outside the camp as a further lesson to her

What does it lead me to confess?                                                      



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3 Year Bible Reading: Numbers 9-10

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Numbers 9-10.

General:

  • Chapter 9 begins with God’s instructions about the Passover
    • The first Passover had taken place in Egypt
      • Israel had now been in the wilderness for one year
      • It was time to celebrate God’s deliverance of Israel from slavery
    • A group of people had become ceremonially unclean from contact with a dead body and asked Moses what they should do about the Passover
      • Moses went to God for an answer
      • God made provisions for those who were either unclean or were away on a journey: they would celebrate the Passover a month later
        • The celebration on that day would be exactly the same as it had one month earlier
    • This chapter also discusses the amazing, visible way God used to lead the people
      • God’s presence was visible at the tabernacle in the form of a cloud
      • When the cloud lifted, the people knew it was time to move
      • Whenever the cloud stopped and settled, the people knew it was time to make camp
      • In this way God guided the lives of the Israelites from place to place during their time in the desert
  • Chapter 10 gives us information about the way the Israelites were called to order
    • Different signals were given on trumpets to call the entire Israelite body to a meeting or to indicate a smaller meeting of the Israelite leaders
    • The trumpets were also used to make sure the nation left in an orderly way whenever they broke camp
      • You can imagine how chaotic it would get otherwise with over 2 million people moving at once
    • The trumpets would also be used in the future to:
      • Announce it was time to go into battle and
      • Call the people to worship at special festivals
    • The priests had the responsibility to sound the trumpets since the commands to do so would come from God in the Tent of Meeting
  • In the last part of the chapter Israel left Mt. Sinai after camping there for a year
    • The Levites led the way so they could have the tabernacle set up by the time the rest of the Israelites were camped
    • Moses invited his father-in-law to join the nation as they traveled, citing his ability to find good spots in the land for water, etc.
    • The ark of the covenant led the way in Israel’s procession
      • Moses had words he would say whenever Israel departed or arrived
        • These words expressed faith in God to be with them no matter where they were

What does it lead me to confess?                                                      



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