The dangerous holiness of God

The ESV Study Bible says this about our passage in Numbers today (Chapters 3-4) This chapter again shows preparations being made for the march into Canaan. It underlines once again the dangerous holiness of God: he cannot be approached casually. It also emphasizes the importance of the ministry of the Levites, who make possible the transport of the tabernacle … More The dangerous holiness of God

Proverbs: Life-saving mouth guards

From the ESV Study Bible: Prov. 13:1–6 Headed by the call to be a wise son (10:1), these proverbs also utilize a play on words (cf. 10:6–32) relating to both speech (hears/listen, 13:1; mouth, vv. 2–3; lips, v. 3; falsehood,v. 5) and eating/desire (eats, v. 2; desire, v. 2; craves and richly supplied, v. 4) in order to assure those who seek to guard their mouth (v. 3) through righteousness … More Proverbs: Life-saving mouth guards

Our duty, our delight?

1 Chronicles 9:28 Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out.Others of them were appointed over the furniture and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices.Others, of … More Our duty, our delight?

Worship Leaders

ESV Study Bible explains: 1 Chron. 25:1–8 David and the leaders of the Levites divided the musicians into the three family groups of Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman (see 6:31–47), who prophesied with musical instruments, i.e., wrote songs. In some cases, their songs seem to have become part of OT Scripture, for Asaph is named in the titles of Psalms 50 and 73–83, … More Worship Leaders

Spiritual heart seen in genealogy….

From the ESV Study Bible: The tribal genealogies have been carefully structured to show how the Chronicler conceived of Israel: Judah (2:3–4:23) Simeon (4:24–43) The Transjordanian tribes (5:1–26) Levi (6:1–81) The northern tribes (7:1–40) Benjamin (8:1–40) The greatest amount of detail is devoted to Judah, Levi, and Benjamin. Judah and Benjamin bracket the lists, while … More Spiritual heart seen in genealogy….