#B90Days 11-18

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

Yeah, I knitted that.

Surprised is what I am!

Surprised…

that I haven’t posted on the #B90Days Facebook wall my summaries of days 11-18!  I have been reading, but I have just not been writing.  Oops.  I have been spending my sitting time with knitting needles and I finished a felted bag ——->

Enough of that, though.  Read on and get up to speed on my summer Bible read.

So, I will spare you and me the nitty gritty daily details and just summarize the books I read during days 11-18.
Here goes.

Numbers (days 10-13)
In the midst of counting the eligible men of age for battle (after all, they were going to go into the Land and have to drive out the inhabitants…aka do battle), Moses would meet with God at the door to the Tent of Meeting, and we would encounter a talking donkey who’s master had some profound words to say, “The word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak!”   I bet his donkey could testify to that.  This resonated with me as I consider options for blogging, teaching, and speaking…I must make sure they are the words God puts in my mouth or at the end of my pen.
Deuteronomy (days 13-15)

God continued to move the people closer to the time of entering the Land He had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  As they wandered those 40 years waiting for the rebellious one to die, He was continually preparing them to move into the Land and take possession of it.  It is in this book that we find God’s decree that all of Israel’s kings (who were not even reigning yet) were to copy by their own hand the Law, keep it with them and read it daily.  Then every seven years they were to assemble all the people and read it aloud to them…so they would all know it for all generations.

Wow!

 
Joshua (days 16-17)
As Moses was nearing the end of his life, God would move into his position of leading Israel Joshua, Moses’ able assistant.  And so, as Joshua would take the lead to finish the wilderness journey with the people of Israel who had lost their older relatives due to disobedience those 40 years, God would remind him over and over, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, but be strong and courageous.”  Fear robs us of our strength to do the difficult things doesn’t it?  God gives him a stirring pep talk that we could all stand to read when encountering monumental things.
Judges (days 17-18)

The book of the cycle of sin is what this is.  No sooner does Joshua die, than the people forget all God had commanded them.  They sin.  God punishes them with oppression.  They cry out.  God hears.  God has compassion on them and raises up a judge to rule them.  The people fall back in line with God.  The judge dies.  The people sin…God continues to exercise judgment and patience…fair and balanced.

Encouragement
It is never too late to start reading.  Join me in Judges/1Samuel today and get moving.  Find out more about this #B90Days thing.
Opportunity for Response
What are you learning during your summer reading? Leave a comment!  : )

2 Comments

  1. The bag looks amazing!! Love the button you used!!

    • Thanks Gay! It was a really fun project from start to finish. I got the pattern from Ravelry, fyi.

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