Blog Posts tagged with ‘Numbers’

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Deuteronomy 19. Show pity!

by slpcenglish

24–30 April 2016. Deuteronomy 19 (click to read). Deuteronomy 19 talks again about cities of refuge, an idea we saw back in Numbers 35. But unlike in Numbers, this chapter is special because it includes the “lex talionis“, the famous Jewish law of revenge. In verse 21 this law demands “life for life, eye for […]

Numbers 35–36. Calm justice, not mob rule

by slpcenglish

10–16 April 2016. Numbers 35–36 (click to read). Today, when terrible crimes are committed in Taiwan, we see how quickly the newspapers and media are to start shouting for revenge. Instead of trying to find out the truth of what happened and to report that, the media instead do their best to build up hate […]

Numbers 26. Moving forward

by slpcenglish

3–9 April 2016. Numbers 26 (click to read). Numbers 26 begins by mentioning the plague in chapter 25 that killed off the last of the old generation of Israelites. God had threatened them before that none of the generation that left Egypt would enter the promised land. This was their punishment for all the ways […]

Numbers 17–18. In God’s arms

by slpcenglish

Bonus March 2016 Text. Numbers 17–18 (click to read). In Numbers 17 we have a very late story about power – not God’s power but the power and authority claimed by Israel’s priests. At times in Israel’s past, people questioned the authority and even the need for priests. So Bible scholars tell us that in […]

Numbers 9–10. Inclusion and partnership

by slpcenglish

27 March – 2 April 2016. Numbers 9–10 (click to read). Many Christians think the Jews were incredibly strict when it came to following the law, that they carefully obeyed each word as it was written. Sadly, some Christians even want to introduce this type of strict legalism into the church! But the situation was never […]

Ecclesiastes 11:7–10. A time for joy.

by slpcenglish

16–22 August 2015. Ecclesiastes 11:7–10 (click to read). As we come towards the end of Ecclesiastes, the writer begins to sum up his thoughts, and we find here a very bittersweet feeling. He has tested and tried many things, and looked for a stable meaning to life. But everything has failed. Wisdom and learning, joy […]