Numbers 17-20: From Kadesh to Mount Hor.

October 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 17-20. Background: Numbers 13-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 The house of Levi confirmed: In the previous chapter, we saw the rebellion of Korah, which was motivated by jealously of who the Lord had chosen to be concentrated before Him, specifically Moses and Aaron. In this chapter, the Lord wants to…

Numbers 5-8: Purity, vows and consecration.

September 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 5-8. Background: Numbers 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Uncleanness, confession and restitution: The first half of this chapter deals with some of the social aspects of the law, opening with the command to have all the people who were unclean in terms of the law to go outside…

Genesis 32-35: Jacob’s return home.

March 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 32-35. Background: Genesis 28-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 Facing fear: We saw in the previous chapter how the angel of the Lord had come to him in a dream and reminded him that God and been with him and it was time to rise and return to the land of…

A history of baptism.

November 19, 2014. The topic of baptism seems to be a topic of peculiar controversy amongst different denominations and continues to drive a wedge between many believers. It is interesting to me that we have been able to take a concept that is so simple (simple in practice, not in meaning) and argued about it…

The Christian Virtues, Part 5: Steadfastness.

October 9, 2014. We are about halfway through our walk through the Christian virtues, and today we are hitting another hard one. It is very related to self control, which is probably part of the reason that it is difficult to obtain and easy to lose. I must admit that this is one of the…