Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Discipline without Complaint

Discipline without Complaint

Moses nearing the end of his career and life is disciplined by God for his disobedience.  Moses doesn't plead his case, he doesn't complain about how bad everyone else is, he simply humbly takes the rebuke and the discipline and is more concerned about the people than himself.  The mark of a Godly leader. 

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up to this mountain (Nebo) [in the] Abarim [range] and look at the land I have given to the sons of Israel. When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people [in death], just as Aaron your brother was gathered; because in the Wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to treat me as holy [by following My instruction] before their eyes at the water.” (These are the waters of Meribah in Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.) Then Moses spoke to the Lord , saying, “ Let the Lord , the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation who will go out and come in before them, and will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the Lord will not be as sheep without a shepherd.”  NUMBERS 27:12‭-‬17

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Why Daddy?

Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani.  My God My God Why Have You Forsaken Me. 

I am overwhelmed by the rejection of Christ by humanity, including myself because of my sin.  I am overwhelmed by the fact that God had to turn His back on His Son(in a divine act of "rejection") and pour out the wrath I deserved on Him, so that a sinful, wretched person like me could have salvation.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:3‭-‬5

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Talking Donkey

So are you going to listen to God or is God going to have to use a donkey to get your attention?  Numbers 22. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018


I Am So Glad He Is!

‘The Lord is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving wickedness and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty , visiting (avenging) the wickedness and guilt of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generations [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers].’ Please pardon the wickedness and guilt of these people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You have forgiven these people, from Egypt even until now.”   NUMBERS 14:18‭-‬19

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Destroy Them All

What Would You Do?

The children of Israel dishonored God's promises in utter disbelief so God said okay Moses I will destroy them and start over again with you. 

The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me disrespectfully and reject Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the [miraculous] signs which I have performed among them? I will strike them with the pestilence (plague) and dispossess them, and will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”  NUMBERS 14:11‭-‬12

Yes okay God they are a bunch of idiots, destroy them, let's start again with perfect little ole me.   Back up....( Now the man Moses was very humble (gentle, kind, devoid of self-righteousness), more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)  NUMBERS 12:3

Wow what would you do?  Hmmmmm....

Monday, February 26, 2018

God or But

It Is Either God Or But

God has made the promise....but
God said he would be with us all the way....but
God said I will defeat the enemy....but
The spies report sounds like us when we know what God has said.....BUT
They presented themselves before Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the People of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They reported to the whole congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told the story of their trip: “We went to the land to which you sent us and, oh! It does flow with milk and honey! Just look at this fruit! The only thing is that the people who live there are fierce, their cities are huge and well fortified. Worse yet, we saw descendants of the giant Anak. Numbers 13:27-28

Saturday, February 24, 2018



Leprosy is a slowly developing, progressive disease that damages the skin and nervous system. Leprosy is caused by an infection with Mycobacterium leprae.  Treatable in our world it was a scurge of unfathomable proportions in bibilical days physically, emotionally and socially.
We may not be suffering from physical leprosy but spiritual leprosy can eat away at us very quickly because of a critical whining spirit.  This account in scripture gives us a vivid picture.

"Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, "Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?" And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, "You three come out to the tent of meeting." So the three of them came out. Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward, He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord , shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. "Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the Lord . Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"  So the anger of the Lord burned against them and He departed. But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous." Numbers 12:1‭-‬10