Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No god or curse can defeat the God of Israel.  For the Israelites, God works in many ways.  So, when their enemy tries to invoke a curse on them.  God does not block the curse or change it or miraculous protect Israel from it.  Instead, God talks to the enemy and comma...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Numbers challenges you and I to reflect on who we are for our local Church community.  “Then somebody who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them in a clean place outside the camp.” Then later in the chapter “Then someone who is clean will tak...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

We hear again about God’s mercy on all his people.  “Then the priest shall make atonement for the whole Israelite community; and they will be forgiven, since it was inadvertence, and for their inadvertence they have brought their offering: an oblation to the LORD as we...

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Do you believe the Lord is with us?  The Israelites had a difficult time believing.  The Lord asks us to trust his ways.  That does not mean all suffering and hardship will go away.  The path of the Chosen People shows us. Forty years they wandered in the desert.  Do y...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Levites were dedicated to the service of God, “For they (Levites), among the Israelites, are totally dedicated to me…”  Those in our Church that are ordained or take religious vows are also totally dedicated to the service of God. While they do get to retire earlie...

Friday, February 23, 2018

The author of Numbers shares with us a beautiful blessing, “This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! So, shal...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

When I first started serving as an altar boy in 1964 in third grade, we were not allowed to touch the Chalice only its cover, and the way we were told one would think he would die if he did touch it.  Numbers chapter four says the same thing to the Kohathites (one of t...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I do understand that Leviticus was not an easy book of the bible to read and pray with and The Book of Numbers will also prove difficult.  But it is God's word trust that you can find him in these words.  Pray for a heart open and be ready to see him.  You, with God's...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

There is value to human life.  So, understand you are not to take life, but honor it as a gift from God.  Be it your own life or the life of another.  When we hear “that Christ died once for all,” for me that means no one else’s life is to be taken.   Life is a preciou...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Our God wishes us to care for the earth as much as we need to care for ourselves.  The Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee Year call us to acknowledge that all is a gift from God even the land we walk on.  We are to treat one another justly.    God reminds them about not w...

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