Suggested Reading: Numbers 29
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Key Verse: Numbers 29:39
These you shall present to the Lord at your appointed feasts (besides your vowed offerings and your freewill offerings) as your burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your drink offerings and your peace offerings.
Moses knew that he would not lead the people into the Promised Land. Therefore, he reviews for the new generation the details of the three sacrifices that were to be made. These would ensure that Israel would not overlook their divinely assigned obligations.
As Christians, we are not bound by the ceremonial laws of Moses. Nevertheless, we too have obligations. We can think of several, I’m sure. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll highlight one, READING GOD’S WORD DAILY…2 Timothy 3:14-17 (click here or look it up in your Bible). Verse 15 informs us that the Scriptures will “Make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” The result will be that we will be, “Complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (verse 17).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I thank You for keeping me faithful to follow this daily blog. You promised wisdom if I would ask. I ask You now for wisdom, and I plan to continue to do so every morning. I’m not doubting Your promise. In James 1:5 You said You would give wisdom liberally. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Today is the last full day for this trip in Israel. 105 of us have travelled the length and breadth of this land of the Bible for two weeks. We have two buses. Ron and Ann, Norma-Jean and I go back and forth between the buses each day. We read the Scriptures that pertain to each Bible-related place, and we pray together for God’s Teacher, the Holy Spirit, to instruct us as to what we need to learn. We try to limit the numbers of fellow pilgrims to 100 so that we can get to visit with everyone, either on the buses or at meals. We’ve made some lifetime friends these past days. God willing, we’ll do this again next year. As the Jews say, “Next year in Jerusalem.” Anyone interested in joining us? Contact Norma-Jean soon. Such a trip would make a great Christmas present for a loved one.
Yours for a thorough knowledge of God’s Word,
P.S. Yesterday we spent time with our tour group in the Garden Tomb area in Jerusalem…believed by some to be the tomb from which Jesus resurrected. We held a communion service there and anointed many with oil.