God of Every Detail

I am always amazed to hear how the Lord uses His Word in the lives of His people. I don’t know your circumstances. I don’t know how God intends to use this episode from the life of Moses in your own life.

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A Shepherd’s Heart

Moses asks for a man “who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd” (v. 17).

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God of All My Moments

Wouldn’t you love the ability to go back in time and change something you did or said? I know there have been moments in my life—awful moments when I acted on the impulse of the flesh—that I would dearly love to call back. But alas, I cannot.

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Anger’s Bitter Fruit

Now, wait a minute! Did we miss something? Where did Moses get the okay to deliver that scathing address? The truth is, he didn’t. Then where did it come from? From anger. Brimming with hostility and reacting in unbelief, he takes that rod and preaches an angry sermon to the people.

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Not Indispensable

These young men were jealous for Moses’ role. They said, “Moses, you can’t let ’em get away with that. You’re the prophet. What are Eldad and Medad doing in there? Who do they think they are, prophesying like that? That’s your job.” So Joshua says, “General Moses, sir, put a stop to it.”

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Daily Tests

Mrs. Moses’s cookbook surely had a special section on “A Thousand-and-One Ways to Fix Manna.” Unless I miss my guess, she had tried them all . . . many times. What potatoes are to Ireland, apples are to Somerset, cod is to Grimsby, and porridge is to Scotland, manna was to the wandering Hebrews for […]

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The Problem With Prayer

For many, there appears to be a problem with prayer. “It’s a one-way conversation.” “It doesn’t seem to work.” “God takes too long to answer.” “God does what He wants anyway.” Crushed between the mortar and pestle of life, it’s easy to think there’s a serious problem with prayer: God. When God doesn’t answer according […]

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A Shepherd’s Heart

Read Numbers 27:12-23. Moses asks for a man “who will go out and come in before them, who will lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be like sheep which have no shepherd” (Numbers 27:17). In other words, “Lord, we need a man who realizes he must […]

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A Pinch of Salt

I am told that there is a common expression in the Middle-East: “there is salt between us.” It has to do with lasting loyalty in a relationship. It’s a saying that probably derives from the idea that salt has been shared at meals in which negotiations have been held and settlements reached. The symbolism of […]

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Jesus on the Brain

Christians in the days and years just after the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus had a situation unique from our own. When we think of the Bible today, we think of both the Old and New Testaments. When the earliest Christians thought of the Bible, they thought only of the Old Testament—because the New […]

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