These are more than words spoken about God. They are words spoken by God. They are spoken to Moses before they are spoken by him. They are not spoken in the name of Moses. They are spoken in the Name of the Lord. He is the One who speaks His Word to us. This is […]Read More Preaching the Word of the Lord – Numbers 6:22-27
Numbers 6:22-27 There’s nothing better than God’s blessing. It’s nice to have friends. People like you. It feels good. God’s blessing – That’s so much better. Friends come and go. God’s blessing remains. You can be surrounded by friends – and still feel very lonely. Sometimes, they’re great friends. Sometimes, they disappoint us. When you’re […]Read More The Lord Bless You And Keep You …
Numbers 20:1-29 Neither Moses nor Aaron were to enter the land, promised by God to His people (Numbers 20:12,24). This is a reminder to us that we dare not presume on God’s continued blessing. The fact that He has blessed us in the past does not mean that He will always bless us. We can […]Read More Blessed In The Past – What About The Future?
Numbers 15:1-41 We read of offerings for ‘atonement’(25,28). We think of Christ: He went ‘outside the camp’ for us (35-36; Hebrews 13:12) – to bring us forgiveness (25,28). We are to ‘be holy to our God’, the God of our redemption (40-41). Obedience to God is of the utmost importance: We need to be reminded […]Read More Hallelujah! What A Saviour!
Numbers 31:21-54 If we are to be ‘soldiers of Christ’, we need to be ‘purified’, made ‘clean’. There is purification by ‘fire’ and ‘water’. Purification may be painful, but we have the promise of God’s protective presence. He says, ‘I will be with you’. He assures us, ‘the waters… shall not overwhelm you… and the […]Read More The Battle May Be ‘Fierce.’ The ‘Victory Is Secure.’
Achan’s sin affected the whole people of Israel: ‘the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel’ (Joshua 7:1). Sin is like infection – it spreads! What kind of effect do your actions have on other people? Cain asked, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper (Genesis 4:9). His question was an expression of callous […]Read More “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
“All that the Lord speaks, I must do” (Numbers 23:26). There needs to be obedience to God’s Word. This is not only speaking God’s Word. It’s doing what God’s Word says.Read More The Lord Speaks. We Do What He Says.