Thursday, October 2, 2014

Numbers, Day 4 Readings

Water from the Rock and the Death of Aaron

Today's reading tells of Moses' mistake at Meribah, where the leader ignored God's specific instructions for obtaining water from a rock -- a mistake that prevents the prophet from entering the Promised Land.  It also gives an example of why it was difficult for the Hebrews to journey through the wilderness -- other nations were afraid the Hebrews would conquer them.  And, at the end, Moses' brother Aaron dies.

Read Numbers 20:1-29  (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 22-28 today.