March 23 – Upon Re-Entry

 “When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on. (Deuteronomy 1:6-7) Read: Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46, Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalm 66:1-20, Proverbs 11:24-26 Relate: There are few regular events in my life growing up that can even begin to compare with…

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March 22 – Through The Roof

Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front…

March 20 – Know God, No Temptation

He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. (Luke 4:1-2) Read: Numbers 30:1-31:54, Luke 4:1-30, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 11:20-21 Relate: “Turn this dirt into donuts.” For nearly six weeks Jesus had been fasting out in the wilderness. I’ve done long fasts. They say that after about three…

March 16 – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em

Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest has turned my anger away from the Israelites by being as zealous among them as I was. So I stopped destroying all Israel as I had intended to do in my zealous anger. (Numbers 25:11) Read: Numbers 24:1-25:18, Luke 2:1-35, Psalm 59:1-17, Proverbs 11:14 Relate: If you…

March 15 – So Here I Am

Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, (Luke 1:78) Read: Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:57-80, Psalm 58:1-11, Proverbs 11:12-13 Relate: I’ve got a collection of quotes from things that jump out at me as I read. Some are theologically profound. Some are just funny. (Like, “Olver touched his nose tentatively,…

March 14 – He Has Come

You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. (Luke 1:31) Read: Numbers 21:1-22:20, Luke 1:26-56, Psalm 57:1-11, Proverbs 11:9-11 Relate: I hate been having so much fun reading facebook the past couple days. Normally, I barely look at it, see my notifications, then hop off. But these days, I just…

March 13 – Sprinkled and Cleansed

To remove the defilement, put some of the ashes from the burnt purification offering in a jar, and pour fresh water over them. Then someone who is ceremonially clean must take a hyssop branch and dip it into the water. That person must sprinkle the water on the tent, on all the furnishings in the…