Are you my mother? God would say , yes! It is a well-used metaphor throughout the Hebrew Scriptures : God giving birth to Israel. Maternal imagery is used to describe the trust we must have in God and the steadfast tenacity of His love. In the New Testament, Jesus uses the well-loved metaphor of (new)… Read More The Tri-une God and Motherhood Part 4: God as Mother
God’s Spirit does not always follow the rules as we understand them to be. Sometimes He uses the Eldads and Medads who are like us, a little bit different, to speak with power and grace.… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: Prophesying without Permission!
God used the two misfits wandering around the camp to bless His people! But they were in the wrong place! But they got off schedule! But they bungled the plan! It doesn’t matter when God’s Spirit is at work.
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Moses couldn’t handle it anymore. Not all alone. He tells God, “I can’t do this by myself—it’s too much, all these people.” “You don’t have to,” was God’s answer. “Gather together seventy men from among the leaders of Israel, men whom you know to be respected and responsible. Take them to the Tent of Meeting. I’ll… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: How the meek burn out
When craving turns to criticism, it starts to tick people off. Relationships start to blow up. And you might just drown in quail.… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: Everyone’s a critic.