Friday, November 11, 2022

MILK & HONEY

Today’s Reading: Numbers 12-13

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

A Bee Keeper set up his operation in the north of Israel at the foot of Mount Hermon – “A Land flowing with milk and honey.”

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Numbers 13:30

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

 

In Chapter 12, a very difficult lesson was learned by Moses’ brother Aaron and sister Miriam. God reaffirmed Moses’ leadership in no uncertain terms. Miriam had led the song and dance celebrating their deliverance from Pharaoh and the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21). Now she is punished temporarily with leprosy. Why not Aaron? Miriam was the leader in questioning Moses’ leadership. After all, she had cared for Moses when he was a little baby. No doubt she thought she had the right. Let’s learn the lesson of intercession. Aaron and Moses cried out to God for her healing (12:11-13). Nevertheless, she suffered the consequences given in Leviticus chapters 13 & 14. In seven days she was restored.

In chapter 13, there are 11 names that live in disgrace and 2 in honour. Only one tribal leader, Caleb of Judah, lived to see God at work. Also, Joshua, the personal assistant to Moses, who had been one of the spies, survived and succeeded Moses as leader.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, You promised a land flowing with milk and honey to Your people. May I be given the grace to believe You for the fulfillment of all Your promises that pertain to me. I ask these mercies in Your Name, Lord Jesus, and I claim the promised land of Your Kingdom. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

What an amazing time to be alive with this technology linking the world! The old blessings are in Israel today too, with which the land “flows.” When in Israel for breakfast we would enjoy the sweetest honey ever and, from the milk of this land, we would enjoy at least three kinds of cheese.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Canadians are remembering those who died in times of war. I cannot help but remember that it was in the Promised Land that Jesus died waging war on sin and evil. Jesus has won that battle for all who will receive His sacrifice on our behalf. This blog is one way to make every day a “REMEMBRANCE” day!

Yours for remembering,

David

P.S. Below is the official government symbol for visitors to Israel. It’s the story of Joshua and Caleb who brought back, from the land of milk and honey, the largest bunch of grapes anyone had ever seen.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Friday, November 11, 2022

  1. Thank you Lord for this Remembrance Day we continue to pray for those in conflict that you will bring your peace and understanding to all We thank you Lord for the sacrifice of your son to allow salvation for all
    I join other bloggers in prayers for Jon and JJ
    You know their needs and I pray you will be with them in whatever storm they are facing
    I pray that you will be with alll those reading the bible with David whether they post regularly, occasionally, or just read. Please bless each and everyone, don’t let them be discouraged, give them peace and understanding knowing that you hear them and understand them
    I am requesting prayer for myself as I struggle with some things in my life that try to bring turmoil. Please grant me peace knowing the Lord will be with me through difficult times

    • Amen HJR. Thank you for praying for Jon and JJ. Know I am praying for you. Be strong in the Lord. He is your refuge. 🙏

      “The Lord confides in those who fear him;
      he makes his covenant known to them.
      My eyes are ever on the Lord,
      for only he will release my feet from the snare.

      Turn to me and be gracious to me,
      for I am lonely and afflicted.
      Relieve the troubles of my heart
      and free me from my anguish.

      Look on my affliction and my distress
      and take away all my sins.
      See how numerous are my enemies
      and how fiercely they hate me!

      Guard my life and rescue me;
      do not let me be put to shame,
      for I take refuge in you.

      May integrity and uprightness protect me,
      because my hope, Lord, is in you.”

      Ps 25:14-22 NIV

      • HJR, the very last line of Psalm 25 which I somehow failed to include fits nicely with David’s message and symbol for Israel.

        22: Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!

    • Amen !
      Child Of God

      May his smile shine on you from above,
      May blue skies bless your day,
      And may your heart know His love
      That shines His light before your way,
      For you are a true child of God
      When you choose to walk His path,
      And the load you carry as you trod
      Will keep you safe from Satan’s wrath.
      GW(Bill) Marshall / 08-Sep-2015

    • Amen to your prayer HJR and I pray that our Lord Jesus would give you His Peace that passes all
      understanding, in His Holy Name,Amen.

  2. I have already prayed for healing,in body and mind,for our soldiers who fought against great evil.I pray for Ukraine,especially the children.
    A Soldier’s Cross

    The soldier honourably met his fate
    And as he stood before the gate,
    He thought he would forever wait
    But his name was found atop the slate.

    You willingly gave your precious life,
    To help free others from hellish strife
    Leaving behind both child and wife,
    Now your reward awaits,just and rife.

    He wondered if he’d be sent below,
    For having killed his country’s foe,
    He then heard an emphatic No,
    Straight to the Lord with honour you go.

    It was long ago a battle fought,
    When to all an example taught,
    And since then we never forgot,
    With His life our forgiveness was bought.

    In Heaven soldiers are everywhere,
    For they gave that others might fare
    With peace and love for all to share,
    But a soldier’s cross is hard to bear.
    G W (Bill) Marshall/2011~2012

    • Can’t Be Bought

      May happiness be yours to share
      And joy be your constant kin,
      So you have peace beyond compare
      As He cleanses the temple within
      And as the world sees your face,
      Will be seen what they have not,
      For this gift is an unearned grace
      From a Love that can’t be bought.
      GW(Bill) Marshall 24 Aug, 2015

    • Thank you William. So needed for JJ. I’m just a little “under the weather” today but. I am improving. Cataract surgery on the 17 (then I will see better)! Blessings all.

      • Doreen, I pray for your grandson JJ that
        our Lord Jesus would provide him with all
        his needs, in Jesus’ Name,Amen.
        Also praying for your Cataract surgery to go
        well for you, in His Great Name, Amen.

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