Sunday, May 3, 2009

What's Marked in My Bible, #4

Numbers 32:23 ....behold, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sins will find you out.

My Mama used to tell us this every time we got up to something.

Interestingly, as I was reading this chapter to make sense of the verse, I found another that I may mark.

Numbers 32:6 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?

It is an interesting chapter. Reuben and Gad have elected to not cross the Jordan River in to the promised land. They, instead, they looked around and say the land of Jazer and Gilead, that is was a place for cattle and since they had a multitude of cattle, they went to Moses and told him they would stay where they were.

Moses got a tad upset. He said they were just like their fathers who had brought back a negative report of the land and had discouraged the people. They eventually agree but tell Moses first they will build defended cities for their women and children to stay in.

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