Old Testament 27

Posted: December 29, 2016 in Old Testament
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Last week we read that the Israelites reached the land of Canaan or the promised land or the land of milk and
honey.

After exploring the land, the twelve scouts were afraid.  They said “We can’t attack these people;  they are stronger
than we are.”  The Israelites grumbled and wished they had died in Egypt or in the desert.

The Lord spoke to Moses at the Tent of Meeting.

Numbers 14:11  The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt?”  How
long will they refuse to believe me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?

Numbers 14:23  -not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers.

Everyone of the Israelites twenty years old or more will not see the promised land because they did
not trust the Lord.  They disobeyed him by not entering the promised land of Canaan.

Numbers 14:33  Your children will be shepards here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness,
until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.

Numbers 32:13  The Lord’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty
years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.

The Israelites wandered in the desert.  Although the above scripture mentions wilderness, this means 
they were in a state of desolate, barren, no city to dwell in, a solitary way.

Next week, the forty years of wandering are over.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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