Numbers 33-36: The Lord’s Commands

Numbers 33-36, Psalm 61, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 9:1-18 Numbers 33-36: The Book of Numbers, or the wandering in the wilderness, is coming towards the end. It finishes on a note that captures the ...
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Numbers 31-32: Promise and Judgment

Numbers 31-32, Psalm 60, Matthew 25:14-30, Romans 8:18-30 Numbers 31-32: These are not easy words to read. “Vengeance” is commanded (31:1-3), and does indeed ensue, upon the Midianites (31:4-12). In fact, when it ...
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Numbers 28-30: Feasting and Vows

Numbers 28-30, Psalm 59, Matthew 25:1-13, Romans 8:1-17 Numbers 28-30: Numbers 28 and 29 are a wonderful description of the intended rhythm of the ancient people of God with regard to their ...
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Numbers 26-27: Who Can Enter?

Numbers 26-27, Psalm 58, Matthew 24:34-51, Romans 7:13-25 Numbers 26-27: Numbers 26 is another census, but its significance should not be overlooked. Whereas when David counted God’s people, he sinned—for God had not ...
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Numbers 23-25: Strange Blessing and Atonement

Numbers 23-25, Psalm 57, Matthew 24:15-35, Romans 7:1-12 Numbers 23-25: Now we get to hear what Balaam actually says. This strange figure, some sort of necromancer, diviner, but at the same time one ...
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Numbers 21-22: Blessing from an Unexpected Direction

Numbers 21-22, Psalm 56, Matthew 24:1-14, Romans 6:15-23 Numbers 21-22: Israel continues to journey and is first opposed in their movements by the Canaanites. When they promise to “devote their cities to destruction,” ...
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