Numbers Chapter 32

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Numbers 32

1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;

2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,

3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

4 Even the country which the Lord smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

6 And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them?

8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.

9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the Lord had given them.

10 And the Lord’S anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, saying,

11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.

13 And the Lord’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.

14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the Lord toward Israel.

15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.

20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,

21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

22 And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.

23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:

27 But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith.

28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:

29 And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the Lord hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

32 We will pass over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be our’s.

33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.

34 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,

36 And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.

37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

38 And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.

40 And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.

42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

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49 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 32

  1. iLove to Grow in the Word

    “If you turn away from him like this and he abandons them again in the wilderness, you will be responsible for destroying this entire nation!””
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭32:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    We have to be very careful, as leaders at The Pentecostals, the things we do and say affects other people. God will hold us personally responsible for other people’s faith and walk with God.

  2. Verse 23 NLT “But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Verses 23-24 NIV say “But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised.” This goes back to the vows that we make…..we can’t just forget about what we have promised to do when the first beautiful or lush thing comes around and we want to abandon our vow. Once again remember Ecclesiastes 5:5 NIV “It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.”

  3. 20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,

    21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

    22 And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.

    The Lord is always willing to take care of his children, but when they put their wants before the requirements of the Lord, then there’s a problem. Make sure you have fulfilled all of your obligations/commitments and consulted your God before making life changing decisions. If the Lord’s blessing is upon you, then what you desire shall be yours, but if you take before you take care of the Lord then you will surely bring destruction over your house.

  4. 8. Your ancestors did the same thing when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land.

    13. “The LORD was angry with Israel and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the entire generation that sinned in the LORD’s sight had died.

    14. But here you are, a brood of sinners, doing exactly the same thing! You are making the LORD even angrier with Israel. NLT

    God has preserved for us a history of mistakes others have made so that we can learn from their mistakes and not repeat them ourselves.

  5. Numbers 32:40
    And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manassah went to Gilead and he dwelt therein.

    Grow with Jesus Amen

  6. 11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.

    Following the Lord does have its rewards, but we must be diligent to obey his word.

  7. 11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.

    thank God for the spirit and attitude of Joshua and Caleb they had a willingness to believe God and have faith in spite of the odds. The truth of the matter is they simply believed what God had said instead of believing what the enemy told them. lord help me to have the faith of these great men.

  8. 7And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them?

    Be careful not to allow your forethought of what could happen or might happen to discourage you from possessing your promise.

    POFW we are on our way to our “promised land” we made it through Egypt, the wilderness, and now we are so close to the Vision. Do not allow discouragement, suppression, or anything else cause you to run. Reember as the song says “giants do fall, the bigger they are the harder they fall.”

  9. “And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the Lord toward Israel. For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.”
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭32:14-15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Promise + Disunity = Destruction

    The Lord has made the Vision plain for the Pentecostals. We must follow the Vision whole heartedly. We have a promise and it is time to turn Northward. 
    Lord, I pray for unity among the brethren of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth. Give us your eyes to see what you see. And your ears to hear what you hear. And also your hands, feet and heart that we would be moved with compassion and serve in unity. 

  10. 27 But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith.
    28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:
    29 And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:
    30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.
    31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the Lord hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

    We all have a choice to do or not to do the WILL OF GOD!!! From what ever action is made there will be consequences, whether good or bad!!!

    1 Samuel 15:22 
    And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of theLord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

  11. THE DANGER OF HALF HEARTED COMMITMENT

    11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    The deception that follows deception is disappointing and frustrating. The men who were serving but only half hearted thought they were ok and not in any danger, they dent think anyone would ever find out. However GOD knew their heart and what they desired. GOD knew that he was only an option to and for them, GOD knows when HE is LORD in our lives.

    The LORD has a message for those who believe they can deceive the LORD.

    23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    GOD hears and knows our commitments, we are wise to commit ourselves to fulfill our commitments to the LORD.

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  12. 23 But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. (NLT)

    Keep your word, especially with God! Not only will you be delivered consequences but just like in the last chapter, we also read today, that others are always watching and looking to see what they can do, what limits can be pushed, etc. We must remember that we lead at all times!

  13. 23 “But if you don’t do what you say, you will be sinning against God; you can be sure that your sin will track you down. MSG
    Do you what you say you are gonna do…..don’t say you are going to do something and then don’t do it. People are watching us on what we say and how we act. what are your actions saying to people today?

  14. 20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,

    21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

    This is not a time to be relaxing and kicking back spiritually, this is a time we need to arm ourselves for war against the enemy, the spiritual forces that are trying to keep our family, friends and community from seeing the truth of the gospel. And not to give up until we see all of our opposition get taken down, until you see the Lord drive out all of our spiritual enemies.

  15. 13 “God’s anger smoked against Israel. He made them wander in the wilderness for forty years, until that entire generation that acted out evil in his sight had died out.

    14-15 “And now here you are, just one more mob of sinners stepping up to replace your ancestors, throwing fuel on the already blazing anger of God against Israel. If you won’t follow him, he’ll do it again. He’ll dump them in the desert and the disaster will be all your fault.” MSG

  16. It’s time to grow and build.

    It is time to get ready to move to our promise. Turn to the north and move on from our mountain. As much as I have talked about the new building and way back when when we dreamed about it. I wonder if that was the way the children of Isreal were. Like,” we only have two years to go. We only have six months left….” The excitement is overwhelming and to be honest unbelievable. We have talked and dreamed so much about a new building that now that it’s really happening that it does seem unreal. But it’s real. Time to get ready and move.

  17. Moses has good reason to be angry. A lack of support from Reuben and God will be emotionally discouraging and deeply damaging to the rest of the population as they enter the promised land. Moses reminds these tribes of Gods anger 40 years earlier from the derailed unwillingness to enter and fight for the promised land. He warns that any more unwillingness will lead to more judgment. Their reluctance to to claim the promised land- which Moses knows he will never be allowed to enter. Though God promises that he has a plan for our future (Jeremiah 29:11). We too often ask him for things that satisfy the cards of this world like jobs, finances, or homes. We can focus on the promises of God Instead of being dissatisfied with our present situation.

  18. I have had this song on my heart and in my mind for 3 days now….

    I am free because You said I am free.
    I am free no matter how I feel, no matter what I see.
    Your Word is my authority, in every season of life.
    So as for me and my house, weʼre gonna be free.

    I will stand up and fight for my freedom. I will stand up and take what belongs to me.
    I will worship in my situation. I will lift my hands, lift my voice, and declare I am free!
    As for me and my house, as for me and my house,
    As for me and my house, weʼre gonna be free!

    I declare freedom for my family, I declare freedom for my home.
    I declare freedom for my daughters, I declare freedom for my sons.
    I declare what Your Word has spoken, no matter what I feel or what I see.
    I declare every chain is broken, and weʼre gonna be free!

  19. 13. “The LORD was angry with Israel and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the entire generation that sinned in the LORD’s sight had died.

    14. But here you are, a brood of sinners, doing exactly the same thing! You are making the LORD even angrier with Israel. NLT

  20. Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

  21. 15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people

    As Christians and as leaders there will always be people looking at us to see our next move and if we are not living a holy and righteous life we will not lead them to God! We must careful to not lead other souls onto the wrong path but to lead them to God as we are following Him!!

  22. 6 And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

    7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them?

    Sometimes the things I want to do can be a stumbling block, how dare I be a downfall a discouragement for others.

  23. Numbers 32:11-12
    11) Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me;
    12) Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.

    Wholly means completely, totally, or to the full extent.

    The men that Did Not enter the Promise Land “Did Not” because they Did Not wholly (completely, totally, to the full extent) follow the Lord.
    Caleb and Joshua Did enter the Promised Land because they Did wholly (completely, totally, to the full extent) follow the Lord.

    If we want to enter the “Promised Land” God has prepared for us, then we Must follow the Lord wholly (completely, totally, to the full extent). 100%

    St. Mark 12:30, “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”

    Follow and Love the Lord 100%!

  24. Numbers 32:33

    33 So Moses assigned land to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph. He gave them the territory of King Sihon of the Amorites and the land of King Og of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and surrounding lands.

    Not only were the children of Israel going to take the land on the other side of the Jordan they also would conquer the lands before it. I believe God doesn’t just want to rid us of our enemies in the new land but also take our all the enemies that are camping in the outside edges of the new land.

  25. 17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

    18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

    When they saw that the land that God had “smote” was pleasing to their eye, and a place for their cattle to feed and get fat, they wanted to stay in that land, and not have to face the battles associated with reaching their promise.

    Don’t give up too quickly on your promises!!!!! They are worth the fight spiritually that it takes to obtain them. Don’t get complacent in a land that God has already smote and cursed because it may look good to the eye, or the battle not as strong to obtain that, but lay hold of the precious promises from the Lord in prayer, and don’t give up until you obtain them. Anything short of that is not worth the fight.

  26. 11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.

    If we are obedient and follow Jesus we shall see the promises of God.

  27. 23) but if ye will not do so behold ye have sinned against the Lord : and be sure your sin will find you out

    As I read this verse I realize my mom Will always say this verse to my brother and sister and don’t do this amaris i and I would go behind her back and do it anyway for some reason she in up always finding out

    You can hide your sin from other people sometimes your own family but your can’t hide you sin from the lord some day York sin will find you out

  28. 29 And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

  29. 18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

    19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.

    20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,

    21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

    22 And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.

  30. Numbers 32:23-24 The Message

    ” But if you don’t do what you say, you will be sinning against God; you can be sure that your sin will track you down. So go ahead. Build towns for your families and corrals for your livestock. Do what you said you’d do.”

    Fight Until the Land Is Conquered
    32:24 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones.

    Isaiah 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testified against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

  31. 31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the Lord hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

    32 We will pass over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be our’s.

    33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.

    God does great things always.

  32. 4 Even the country which the Lord smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

    As I once heard a very wise man say, either we plan to succeed or we plan to fail. Because when we fail to plan we are only planning to fail. Herr we see some of the children of Israel are planning so that they can plan for success.

  33. 23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    We need to repent everyday because we never know when God is coming he could come tomorrow for all we know, but we need to be ready for when he does come!!

  34. 20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,

    21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

    22 And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.

    23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

    25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.
    God’s work comes first!!

  35. “And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him”. The word of God (Jesus) was clear on what would be required. One should mindful of the fact that there was a reason then, just like there is today. The question is no longer, what they would do; but rather what will one do. Dear God, open our eyes and ears too the season and too the necessity of prayer. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  36. “And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the Lord toward Israel.” They were essentially receiving a warning. One should not blame another, especially when one can see what transpired the first time; history is a useful tool if used. God help us to take ownership for our own actions or lack thereof, in Jesus name.

  37. Seeking Understanding

    Numbers 32:1-7, 16-18 NLT
    1 The tribes of Reuben and Gad owned vast numbers of livestock. So when they saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were ideally suited for their flocks and herds,

    2 they came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the other leaders of the community. They said,

    3 “Notice the towns of Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sibmah, Nebo, and Beon.

    4 The Lord has conquered this whole area for the community of Israel, and it is ideally suited for all our livestock.

    5 If we have found favor with you, please let us have this land as our property instead of giving us land across the Jordan River.”

    6 “Do you intend to stay here while your brothers go across and do all the fighting?” Moses asked the men of Gad and Reuben.

    7 “Why do you want to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the Lord has given them?

    16 But they approached Moses and said, “We simply want to build pens for our livestock and fortified towns for our wives and children.

    17 Then we will arm ourselves and lead our fellow Israelites into battle until we have brought them safely to their land. Meanwhile, our families will stay in the fortified towns we build here, so they will be safe from any attacks by the local people.

    18 We will not return to our homes until all the people of Israel have received their portions of land.

    Moses’ hasty judgement of Gad and Reuben was shown to be not only false but very much blown out of proportion with regards to the true nature of the idea presented by the two tribes. Holding a high esteem for obtaining understanding in situations is an important trait to exercise in leadership as we may not only make poor decisions based on hasty impressions but we may end up damaging relations and alienating the very individuals we are trying to lead. 1 Corinthians 13:6 teaches that love rejoices in truth; seeking understanding reveals the value we place on truth, and the level of love we have invested in our interactions.

    James 1:19-20
    19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

    20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

  38. 11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.

    Thank the LORD for Caleb! Caleb had a attitude to not only follow God but also to look at a moutain and say it shall be casted down. Caleb had a great faith and a great spirit of expectancy, expecting and believing for something to happen and occur. This is exactly how we should be when we walk into the church! We should not allow our problems to interfear with our praise worship or prayer. When we take our concerns to God, without begging for things we want he will answer them in his timing. We must have the spirit of Caleb but we must also be willing to remain patient and be humble until God provides the answer! If he doesn’t provide the answer when we want it then we must still be willing to obey they voice of God and wait until he says its time! Don’t rush the process! Stand still and wait!

  39. 13 And the Lord’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.

    Glory!!!! God is so merciful yet will still talk to us and give us opportunities to turn from sin. Jesus allows things to happen for our own good. He wants us all to serve Him but we first need to humble ourselves and purify ourselves and be tray for Him to use us completely when He wants to. We need to be those vessels that He odds looking for so others can be reached and saved.

    20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

  40. One thing that really frustrates God is the people that consistently want the blessings and benefits He has to offer but no relationship with Him. Greed and selfishness get you no were.

  41. In the ancient times, battles between armies were won by the gods of those armies. I find it interesting that God chose to show himself strong to these people in a way they would understand. He uses the army to bring conquest, ultimately showing God alone was superior. God accommodates us by revealing himself to use through the lens of cultural understanding. What intrigues me more is the fact that when he revealed himself in the person of Christ, He completely challenged the Jews’ paradigm on who God was. He revolutionized the culture and brought humanity to a higher standard, one that could not be possible ascertained without the Holy Spirit.

  42. One of the important factors here is to always avoid sinning against the Lord. Remember your sin will find you out, and we need to lead by example. Let’s move up and possess the land!

    “Be blessed”……………

  43. 13 And the Lord’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.

    If being in a delusion is bad enough, being in one that God gave is another. What get God to bring judgment? We live in a time of grace, were we have Christ as a advocate for us before God. When we come before God with a repented heart, Gods is reminded that we are covered by the blood.

    God knew this mind set was so ingrained in them he couldn’t risk infecting the rest of his people.

  44. 7“Why do you want to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the LORD has given them? 8Your ancestors did the same thing when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land.

    Having a negative attitude is discouragement. When you discouragement someone, you are causing them to fail in life. Discouraged people are complacent in their life, so they want others to feel like them. We should encourage others, so they can grow in themselves, and in their relationship with God.

  45. And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.
    23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    He knows our thoughts and the intent of our hearts. We can’t hide behind empty promises and deceive ourselves.

  46. 23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    The Lord knows what’s in your heart. Can not hide from the Lord. Turn your life around and sin no more, this is the will of God. He desires us to follow his commands.

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