Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Numbers 34:1 through 36:13

January 10, 2021

“This is the thing which the Lord doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.” (Numbers 36:6)

Freedom . . . with boundaries. We are all familiar with it. We tell our elementary-age children, “You can fix whatever you want for lunch. Just be sure it’s not only cookies and cake.” We caution our...

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Daybreak: Numbers 33:1-56

January 9, 2021

And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the Lord: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.” (Numbers 33:2)

Recently, my husband and I made a first-time trip to Boston. We were eager to visit the many historical sites in that city — Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, the place where Paul Revere began his famous ride, the cemetery where Ben Franklin and John Hancock are buried — but of...

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Daybreak: Numbers 32:1- 42

January 8, 2021

“And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here? And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them?” (Numbers 32:6-7)

Misunderstandings happen. A number of years ago, I heard via the grapevine that someone was upset with me for something I had said. At first,...

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Daybreak: Numbers 31:1-54

January 7, 2021

“Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.” (Numbers 31:31)

As I drove down the highway the other day, a bright florescent sign caught my attention: “Click it or ticket. Mandatory seat belt law in effect, $86 fine.” These signs are posted at regular intervals alongside our Washington State highways to remind motorists of the state seat belt law. The advertising slogan, “Click it or ticket,” prompts drivers to buckle their seat...

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Daybreak: Numbers 29:1 through 30:16

January 6, 2021

“And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days.” (Numbers 29:12)

When I was nineteen years old, the Lord saved me. I had gone to church all my life but never knew that God could make a change in my heart or that He cared about me as an individual. At that...

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Daybreak: Numbers 28:1-31

January 5, 2021

“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.” (Numbers 28:1-2)

I like to cook. One time, I was going through a stage of baking all sorts of breads and sweet rolls. Imagine my chagrin one day when, upon tasting...

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Daybreak: Numbers 27:1-23

January 4, 2021

“And Moses brought their cause before the Lord.” (Numbers 27:5)

When my youngest sister was about eight years old, she decided that she would like to have a rabbit as a pet. The first thing she did was ask our parents if they would get her a rabbit. They felt that we already had enough animals, and gave her a negative answer. Her response was that she would ask Jesus to help her get a...

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Daybreak: Numbers 26:1-65

January 3, 2021

“To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.” (Numbers 26:54)

In the early history of Canada, the provincial government periodically had the municipalities number their residents. It was a governmental policy to grant money to areas based on the number of residents living within the boundaries of that community, town,...

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Daybreak: Numbers 23:1 through 25:18

January 2, 2021

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

Have your children ever asked you for something, and then asked again, and then asked again, and then asked . . . ? Sometimes it’s called begging! Perhaps, to bring an end to the pleading,...

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Daybreak: Numbers 22:1- 41

January 1, 2021

“And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.” (Numbers 22:12)

All of us appreciate clear directions. Maybe we have purchased an “easy to assemble” toy or piece of furniture and then tried to put it together without consulting the instructions. The task may not have been as easy as we supposed! Perhaps there were screws or small pieces left over, or maybe...

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