Numbers 19.1-20.19; Luke 1.1-25; Psalm 56.1-13; Proverbs 11.8
Given the amount of frustration the people of Israel caused Moses, given their constant grumbling and complain, and given that Moses previously made water come out of a rock by striking it, don’t we have some sense of sympathy for Moses here? What would you have done? I’m not so sure I wouldn’t have done the same thing Moses did. Yet God expects our trust in him–in His goodness and his power. We do not have to demonstrate our own strength, but point to the power that resides in Him. Do we trust Him enough to allow Him to act on our behalf?
How important do you think it was for the role of the high priest to be “formally’ handed over to Eleazar? Why do you think this is the case?
This is the third beginning of the story of Jesus we have read. What is similar to the other stories? What is different?
Twice in Psalm 56 the psalmist writes: “I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?” Do you trust in God? What do you fear?
If the godly are rescued from trouble, why do we still have trouble? How do you think the writer of this proverb would have answered this question?