Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the people of Israel. Numbers 14:10 (ESV)
God’s glory was like a shield to faithful Joshua and Caleb. We know that as we stand in faith, declaring the truth, that God’s glory will be our rear guard Isa 58:8
Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.” Numbers 14:19 (ESV)
Moses appealed to Gods word (17-18) and Gods character when interceding for the people. We should use God’s word when we pray too.
But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it. Numbers 14:24 (ESV)
Caleb is a great example for all of us as Gods servants
There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. John 19:18 (ESV)
This is a verse to stop and think about. Jesus suffered greatly because of his love for his Father and for our sake. To put these few words in perspective hear the following from D A Carson…. Stripped naked and beaten to pulpy weakness (cf. notes on v. 1), the victim could hang in the hot sun for hours, even days. To breathe, it was necessary to push with the legs and pull with the arms to keep the chest cavity open and functioning. Terrible muscle spasm wracked the entire body; but since collapse meant asphyxiation, the strain went on and on. Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (p. 610).
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” John 19:28 (ESV)
Jesus was in complete control of his death, it was all a part of God’s plan
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 (ESV)
Jesus work on the cross is finished, fully completed. The Roman Catholics are wrong to say he is crucified again at every communion or that works must be done to make up what Jesus has not done.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1 (ESV)
Atheism is the height of foolishness, the logical mind knows everything could not have come from nothing. Plain common sense tells us there is a God who created and sustains the Universe
They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3 (ESV)
Paul picks this up in Romans when he makes plain the universality of sin
who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. Psalm 15:5 (ESV)
We are very much called to sanctification, holy living and walking in loving self sacrifice and faith. We can not think of Gods grace aside from this.
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