About Jesus Steve Sweetman
the first 6 verses we see Moses recalling the movement of Israel
through the desert. One
thing we should note is found in verses 5 and 6.
They were going to pass through the land God had given to Esau's
should remember that Esau was Isaac's oldest son who despised his
inheritance. He thus lost
his inheritance and his birthright to be the head of the family.
Jacob, who was later named
verse 7 Moses states that the Lord God had watched over
verse 14 we see the words "38 years".
It actually took 38 years of wandering in the desert to get to
where they were. The last 2
years of the 40 years, was spent on the border of the promised land.
It was at the 38 year point that the last person died from the
generation that complained in the desert.
God said that no one from that generation would enter the
promised land, and so they could not enter until that last person died.
That was at the 38 year point.
verses 16 and 17 we see that God is exact.
He said that Israel
would not enter the promised land until that last complainer died.
As soon as he died, God told Moses to prepare to enter the land.
I strongly believe that God has a time table of events.
What happens, happens right on time, not a minute early, and not
a minute late.
the way through this chapter we see God telling
verse 27 we note that God tells Israel
to go and take possession of the land, and He will put fear and dread in
the hearts and minds of all nations.
This is what can happen to Israel
when they are walking with their God and obeying Him.
I suggest the same could happen today if Israel
would obey their God with all their hearts.
see God fighting with and for Israel. Many Christians and
non-Christians alike don't understand why God, a loving and holy God,
involves Himself in war. The
answer is simple. God chose
will not comment on every verse in this section.
I've done that when we discussed these events Moses speaks of
here in the book of Numbers.
30 is interesting. We learn
something here that we did not see when the event happened.
Sihon was king of Heshbon, and Israel
had to pass through his land to get to the promised land.
Moses asked him nicely if