Monthly Archives: March 2012

If God taught Sunday School: models, maps, and calendars

The Word for today: Numbers 32 mark this: These you shall present to the Lord at your appointed feasts (besides your vowed offerings and your freewill offerings) as your burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your drink offerings and … Continue reading

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cups too small for the wine

The Word for today: Numbers 31 God is often mischaracterized as stern and dour. We don’t often think of him as festive. And yet Jesus, who is both the only way to God and the only way to get to … Continue reading

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sympathy for the devil: we’ve been warned

The Word for today: Numbers 30 They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, … Continue reading

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looking forward to “the second Christmas”

The Word for today: Numbers 28, 29 I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel.  (Numbers 24:17) “Where is He who … Continue reading

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when the starlight met its source

The Word for today: Numbers 27, 36 For the past couple of days, we have been wondering about Balaam. There is no more bizarre character in scripture. He’s a prophet for profit, a religious racketeer, and yet God gives this … Continue reading

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