Day 58

Deuteronomy 27-30 God lays down the ultimate challenge in this section of reading: Obey! He tells the Israelites that if they will trust God and obey His commands that He will prosper them throughout the land and in all they…

Day 57

Deuteronomy 21-26 Moses is still delivering his sermon to the people and giving instructions for them as they prepare to enter the land. I can’t help but think about how this story ends up. The people do not follow all…

Day 56

Deuteronomy 17-20 Moses is preparing the people to enter the promised land. It takes a lot of rules, laws, and regulations to establish a nation. God was emphatic that if the people were to stay pure they must eradicate the…

Day 55

Deuteronomy 12-16 God instructs His people that they will worship in a central location in the promised land. The idea that God wants to get across is that they will worship as a nation and as a people. There is…

Day 54

Deuteronomy 8-11 In this passage I find it very interesting that God tells the people that it is not their goodness that is earning them the land, but rather the incredible wickedness of the people in the land that deserve…

Day 53

Deuteronomy 5-7 The most important series of verses in this section are found in Deuteronomy chapter 6. The Shema! These words found in 6:5 speak of loving God with our whole heart, our soul, and all our strength. These words…

Day 51

Deuteronomy 1-4 What a powerful opening section to this last of the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament). Moses describes what the people have been through up to this point. You can hear the anguish in his…

Day 50

Numbers 34-36 This is the close of the book of Numbers. What an incredible book. We see God get very specific on the rules of the land. He also clarifies for Moses and the people on several questions they had…

Day 49

Numbers 31-33 This passage describes the first decisions regarding going into the Promised Land. A couple of the tribes decide to stay on the east side of the Jordan river. While this seems benign, it is the beginning of decisions…

Day 48

Numbers 26-30 The second census taken while in the wilderness reveals that a generation has passed and another generation is rising up. The faith of the fathers and mothers of this new generation is being passed down to their children…