Looking back to move ahead: Numbers 33


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Today’s reading: Numbers 33-34.

Sometimes we ignore our past because we are so preoccupied by the present, or because we want to forget some of its painful events. But God keeps reminding his people, and us, to look back and remember so that we can celebrate all that God has done in our lives.

At the LORD’s command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. This is their journey by stages… Numbers 33:2

Moses lists the forty-odd places that the Israelites camped during their forty years in the wilderness. The list isn’t exhaustive. There are a few other places mentioned elsewhere, and there might have been others not important enough to write down. Some of the names are familiar. Some are unknown. Here are a few of them:

  • Succoth. Literally, booths. Their first night on the road out of Egypt, camping in makeshift shelters. It’s also a name for the…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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