Numbers 33-36: Preparing the way before entering the promised land.

November 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 33-36. Back ground: Numbers 29-32. Concepts and Connections. Numbers 33 The path¬†of the exodus and the warning from God: This chapter records the path of the journey of the children of Israel took from their exodus of Egypt all the way to their encampment by the Jordan just before…

Numbers 29-32: Offerings, avenging and inheritance.

October 26, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 29-31. Background: Numbers 25-28. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 29 Offerings in the seventh month: The seventh month was a busy month for the Israelites, as they had several memorials and feasts set aside to worship the Lord. Here, Moses is given instructions about the offerings that were to be…

Numbers 25-28: Before entering into the promised land.

October 19, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 25-28. Background: Numbers 21-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 Baal worship at Peor: After Balaam blesses Israel in the previous chapters, here we see that they once again have taken a turn for the worse as they lived in the land of Shiitic, where the Moabites were. It seems…

Ezekiel 43-48: Prophecy and Measurement.

August 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezekiel 43-48. Background:¬†Ezekiel 37-42. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 43 1. The glory of the Lord fills the temple: In the previous chapters, we have read about Ezekiel’s vision of the temple and the man measuring the temple meticulously, relaying the pattern of the temple to Ezekiel. In the beginning of…

Joshua 11-15: The inheritance of the promised land.

January 20, 2014. Daily Reading: Joshua 11-15. Background: Joshua 6-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 The Lord is in control: One of the most prominent themes that runs through the book of Joshua is God’s charge of “do not be afraid.” The first chapter of the book has this phrase several times as God is…