Remembering Their Lack of Faith (Deuteronomy 1:19 – 46)

Moses recounts the story of Israel's coming to the border of the Promised Land and then spying on the land to see its condition.  After spying, ten of the twelve spies gave a negative report, that Israel could not take the land.  There were too many giants, and they would be consumed by the land.  … Continue reading Remembering Their Lack of Faith (Deuteronomy 1:19 – 46)

Rebellion Against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16)

Korah and 250 representatives of the tribes of Israel withstood Moses and challenged him on his role as leader of Israel.  Korah wanted all Israelites to be equal.  Moses accepted the challenge, telling them that God would decide who was truly His and holy.  These men included Levites, who served the temple.  Moses instructed them … Continue reading Rebellion Against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16)

The Timetable of the Promise; Negotiation with God (Genesis 18)

After several statements of the covenant promise, and confirmations of the same, another level of confirmation comes to visit Abraham.  Three men appear to him out of nowhere!  He entertained these heavenly visitors, one of whom is addressed as "Lord."  He promised that in about a year, or at least by the time a child … Continue reading The Timetable of the Promise; Negotiation with God (Genesis 18)

Long Lives, Sons of God, and God’s Grace to Noah (Genesis 5:1-6:8)

Adam's genealogy includes records of the longest lives in human history, many of which were over 900 years.  It includes perhaps the longest life in Methuselah, who lived a whopping 969 years!  Then Noah was born, and was given a designation as one who would "comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our … Continue reading Long Lives, Sons of God, and God’s Grace to Noah (Genesis 5:1-6:8)