Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Numbers, Day 3 Readings

The People Rebel and Moses Intercedes for Them with God

Today's reading describes another serious rebellion of the Hebrews in the wilderness.  After hearing the mostly negative report of the slaves, some conspire to return to Egypt, even if it means becoming slaves again.  At this, God threatens to disinherit the complaining people, but Moses argues that such an act would lower God's appearance in the eyes of all the other nations of the world.

Read Numbers 14:1-45  (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 15-21 today.