- Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.
- Which Bible version is best? The one you read! If you don’t have one, let us know! Print, Online, and Apps are available.
- Invite family or friends to join you.
- Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.
- Check to see if there is a video to watch today
- Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.
- Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.
- Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.
- Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9 am with questions and discussion.
- Let's get started!!
Prefer a printable study guide? Click this button which contains our reading guide from now through the end of March. All the videos will be here, so check back each week!
Read Numbers 8-10, then Pray Psalm 42. Note, as displayed in the video, the shape of the Israelites’ encampment.
Read Numbers 11-13, then Pray Psalm 43. In Numbers 13:8, Joshua’s name is spelled differently (Hoshea), but it is likely just the formal spelling. Either way, His name is Hebrew for “Yahweh Saves” (see Matthew 1:18) and is the Hebrew form of the Greek name: Jesus.
Read Numbers 14-16, then Pray Psalm 44. When reading this story there are many times when it is shocking to us, even possibly offensive. Resist the urge to “get God off of the hook” or to try to explain away this difficult time. Allow the fullness of God’s wrath to be there as the story presents it, and remember this is the same God who saved us from our journey in the wilderness!
Read Numbers 17-18, then Pray Psalm 45. Sometimes the story seems to meander “to and fro”, but this literary approach reflects the time of wandering…literally. Remember, this is: In the Wilderness.
Read Numbers 19-21, then Pray Psalm 46. Numbers 21:4-8 is one of the most bizarre passages in all of Scripture. And yet, Jesus Himself refers to it in John 3 as He tells Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life,” John 3:14-15. Consider this reference as other strange things are encountered, trusting in God’s promises because of who He is!
Read Numbers 22-24, then Pray Psalm 47. Does Numbers 22:22 indicate we have a capricious God who gets angry on a whim like some tyrant in the sky? Continuing through the story, though stretching all credulity to our modern minds, shows God’s grace! Allow the story to generate the fear and confusion that it does, but also allow it to drench us in God’s overall nature, person and plan.
Read Numbers 25-27, then Pray Psalm 48. Skim the census, but take note of a few of the, well, numbers. Think of the sheer logistics of moving these people through the wilderness! Also, note in Numbers 27:18, how Joshua is a man who is in the [Holy] Spirit!