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Week 8 - Sunday Feb 17 through Saturday Feb 23
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Week 8 - Sunday Feb 17 through Saturday Feb 23
In Bible Reading In A Year
rhonda_nadine
Jul 12, 2019
God had had it with Israel! Even as they stood poised to inherit the land He promised them, based on the erroneous report of the ten spies, they ganged up on Moses, Joshua, and Caleb and decided to choose a new leader and head back to Egypt. Allow me to digress here a moment. What was it with these people and Egypt? Every time they faced a challenge their tired song, like a broken record, was, “Let’s go back to Egypt. It would have been better to die in Egypt.” I cannot fathom the desire to return to slavery; to inhumane, demoralizing conditions, but that was the common refrain. I can so understand God’s displeasure and Moses’ frustration over these people who were like dogs wanting to return to their vomit. And now, on the verge of realizing God’s plan for them, they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. So, what did God do? He said, “Have it your way; your will be done. You think it’s better for you to die in the desert? That’s what’s going to happen.” The Clear Word says that God’s instruction at that point was, “So, tomorrow morning, break camp, turn and go into the wilderness toward the Red Sea.” (Num. 14: 25b) The had just come from the wilderness and they had to turn around and go back there. From the dust they were taken, and to the dust they were being returned. Let’s not let this happen to us. When we stand on the verge of our breakthroughs, our blessings, our victories, let’s not let what appear to be insurmountable odds to discourage us and result in forfeit of the good things God has planned.
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Week 8 - Sunday Feb 17 through Saturday Feb 23
In Bible Reading In A Year
rhonda_nadine
Jul 11, 2019
Numbers 13 is one of my favorite chapters in the whole Bible! Twelve spies are sent to survey the land of Canaan and report back to Moses so that strategic plans can be made about how best to move forward. As proof of how “rich and fertile” the land was, the spies returned with a cluster of grapes that was so heavy it had to be carried hanging from a pole between two men. Great! God would lead His people into this fertile place, right? Well, not quite. Ten of the spies saw only the challenges that lay ahead, focusing on how big the inhabitants were; claiming that Israel could never prevail against such giants. Wait. This was the generation that had seen God strike Egypt with plagues, part the Red Sea, and defeat Pharaoh’s army. Why would they not think that this same God would do something similar in a land He promised to give to them? Unlike Joshua and Caleb, who said, “Look at what God can do! Look at what He’s already done! With His help we can do it!” (verse 30, The Clear Word) these ten started the original fake news, even contradicting what they had previously claimed. Initially, they reported that the land was “rich and fertile, with an abundance of fruit,” but that changed to, “The land can’t produce enough food to feed the people who are there now, so what would happen if we went there?” (verse 32, The Clear Word) They added that the inhabitants of Canaan were so big that they – the spies – felt like grasshoppers and claimed that the Canaanites thought of them that way too. How did they know what the Canaanites thought of them? They felt small and assumed that others felt the same about them. They made a royal mess by inserting themselves into a situation that God had already taken care of and we need to be careful that we don’t do the same because we all know how this story ended. Things did not go well.
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Week 6 - Sun Feb 3 through Saturday Feb 9
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rhonda_nadine
Jul 02, 2019
What a cool video!
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