sermon: Numbers: The Book of Judgment
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 15-Apr-95; Sermon #178; 82 minutes
John Ritenbaugh asserts that the difference between a pilgrim and a wanderer is that the pilgrim knows his destination. God wants our pilgrimage to be a direct route with very few excursions or side-trips to the world. The book of Numbers- a record of God's judgments, tests, and evaluations for ancient Israel, preparing them for their inheritance of the Promised Land,should provide us a roadmap for our pilgrimage to the spiritual Kingdom of God. Like our forebears, we live daily in uncharted territory, but the sobering account in Numbers provides a roadmap, establishing God's pattern of judging and evaluating our pilgrimage conduct.
Abraham Apostasy Blandness of manna Building tabernacle Coveting Disobedience Evaluation Exploring for gold Fornicating Idolatry Journey Judgment Losing temper Moses Murmuring Pilgrims Roadmap Self centered perspective Side-trips to the world Straying off the path Summer problems Tempting God Test Twists and turns Unbelief Victim mentality Wandering Welfare mentality Wilderness Zig zag
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