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The Cost of Grumbling | WEEK 38

The Cost of Grumbling | WEEK 38

Num 16:1-18:32

The pattern in the wilderness is unmistakable – God moves mightily, and His people end up grumbling. It almost seems unthinkable that people could have the audacity to see the very provision of God in front of their eyes day after day, yet respond by grumbling and complaining.

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Spiritual Insights | WEEK 37

Spiritual Insights | WEEK 37

Num 13:1-15:41

There are a number of important spiritual insights which emerge from this week’s Torah portion. 

First, we see the destructive power of grumbling and complaining. This had been Israel’s habit in the wilderness in the months leading up to this momentous account, where the 12 spies are sent into the promised land. In fact, even before the children of Israel had miraculously crossed the Red Sea, they were complaining. (See Exodus 14:10-12, then 15:23-24; 16:2-3, 6-9; 17:1-3; it really is devastating to read these verses, one after the other.) …

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The God of Seperation | WEEK 35

The God of Seperation | WEEK 35

Num 4:21-7:89

There is one word that profoundly stands out to me in this week’s portion, and that word is “separation.” I circled each time it occurred in Numbers 6 and counted the word used 7 times in my New American Standard version. This particular chapter has to do with the law of the Nazirite which comes from the Hebrew word nazir which literally means, “one who is separated or consecrated” …

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