Category: Word For Today


ZELOPHEHAD’S DAUGHTERS AND CONCLUSION OF THE BOOK Read Numbers 36 These are the commands and regulations the Lord gave through Moses to the Israelites. Numbers 36:13 In 1979, archaeologists in Jerusalem discovered two small silver scrolls, probably worn as amulets and dating back to the late seventh or early sixth centuries b.c. Once ... Read More
May 31, 2017admin


FUTURE BOUNDARIES AND CITIES OF REFUGE Read Numbers 34-35 Six of the towns . . . will be cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone may flee. Numbers 35:6 Revenge is an empty dish. As Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ... Read More
May 30, 2017admin


REVIEWING ISRAEL’S DESERT JOURNEY Read Numbers 33 These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. Deuteronomy 2:7 In 2011, a company called Liquid Robotics launched four Wave Glider robots from San Francisco. Their purpose was to gather scientific data while traveling under ... Read More
May 29, 2017admin


SETTLING THE LAND EAST OF THE JORDAN RIVER Read Numbers 32 We will not return to our homes until each of the Israelites has received their inheritance. Numbers 32:18 At noon on May 22, 1889, more than 50,000 people poured into the Oklahoma Territory, rushing to stake their claims to cheap ... Read More
May 28, 2017admin


VICTORY OVER THE MIDIANITES Read Numbers 31 You give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. Psalm 44:7 Rulers have often used the promise of dividing up the booty or spoils to motivate soldiers to fight in wars. They would allow the victorious army to plunder and ... Read More
May 27, 2017admin


FEAST DAYS AND OATHKEEPING Read Numbers 29:12-30:16 When a man makes a vow to the Lord . . . he must not break his word. Numbers 30:2 In the story “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” the townspeople hired the piper to get rid of an infestation of rats. With his ... Read More
May 26, 2017admin


OFFERINGS AND OBEDIENCE Read Numbers 15 Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you. Deuteronomy 5:33 One of Fanny Crosby’s lesser-known hymns was intended to be sung by children in Sunday school: “We must not break God’s holy law, by wicked words profane, / For ... Read More
May 14, 2017admin


ISRAEL’S FAITHLESSNESS AND DISOBEDIENCE AT THE BORDER Read Numbers 14 This whole wicked community . . . will meet their end in this wilderness. Numbers 14:35 Born in 1809, Kit Carson was one of the most famous scouts and frontiersmen in American history. He helped guide the westward journeys of ... Read More
May 13, 2017admin


SPYING OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN Read Numbers 13 The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:13 According to Guinness World Records, the largest bunch of grapes ever recorded was grown in 1984 in Chile. It weighed 20 pounds, 11.5 ounces! The ... Read More
May 12, 2017admin


MIRIAM AND AARON’S ATTEMPTED COUP Read Numbers 12 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Numbers 12:8 CEO Joel Manby was once asked about the corporate culture of the company he led, Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE). As recounted ... Read More
May 11, 2017admin