Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Numbers, Day 2 Readings

God's Provision and Spies Sent into the Promised Land

Today's first reading describes how God responds to the Hebrews' complaints in the wilderness by providing them with food and by sharing some of Moses' authority with 70 leaders from among the 12 tribes of Hebrews.

Read Numbers 11:1-35  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection tells of twelve spies who were sent into Canaan, the Promised Land, to scout the land and its inhabitants.  The initial report of the majority of spies suggested that the land could not be captured by the Hebrews, but two were confident that God could easily achieve the victory.

Read Numbers 13:1-33  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Numbers 8-14 today.