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Week 11 – Moses and the 40 years: 

      We often speak of Israel being God’s chosen nation and they were. However, as we have already seen, that doesn’t mean that Israel always listened to God. This week’s readings show us that even after Israel had been saved from Egypt and had seen countless miracles, they still doubted God; doubt that would ultimately result in a punishment that would last for 40 years. We will also see that even Moses is not free from rebelling against God.

             What is wonderful about this week’s readings is that once again we see God being faithful to His people even when they are unfaithful to Him. It is important to remember as you read about the punishments that God imposes on Israel that these are not eternal punishments. Israel is punished with 40 years in the desert before they can enter the Promised Land and Moses is forbidden from entering it, but neither of them are cut off from God. Just as a good parent disciplines a child but still continues to love that child, God disciplines Israel but He continues to love them. Because of God’s plan of salvation, their eternal home is still with the Lord; a fact that is very comforting for us as we struggle with the sometimes very serious consequences of our own mistakes and sins.


Week 11 Readings

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November 18th, 2013 – Numbers 13:1-3 & 25-33 & 14:1-10 – Twelve spies

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School:  "Are We There Yet?"

November 19th, 2013 – Numbers 14:11-34 – Israel rebels and is punished with 40 years in the wilderness

November 20th, 2013 – Numbers 20:2-13 – Moses disobeys God

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School: "When God's Leader Lost His Cool"

November 21st, 2013 – Numbers 21:4-9 – The Bronze Serpent

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School:  "Anything But Snakes!"

November 22nd, 2013 – Deuteronomy 34:1-12 – The death of Moses

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School: "The End Of An Era"

November 23rd, 2013 – Joshua 1:1-3 & 2:1-24 – Spies sent to Jericho

November 24th, 2013 – Joshua 6:1-25 – The fall of Jericho



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