“Sometimes we have to be pushed into doing the right things because we have gotten so comfortable doing stuff the wrong way.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Wicked people knowingly take good information to hide, surround, and blend their evil plans and plots, as a small seed, so that their true intentions are hidden, while your children become exposed to trash.” ~ Jon Barnes
Moses Blesses the People
and dawned upon us[a] from Mount Seir;
he shone forth from Mount Paran
and came from Meribah-kadesh
with flaming fire at his right hand.[b]
3 Indeed, he loves his people;[c]
all his holy ones are in his hands.
They follow in his steps
and accept his teaching.
4 Moses gave us the Lord’s instruction,
the special possession of the people of Israel.[d]
5 The Lord became king in Israel[e]—
when the leaders of the people assembled,
when the tribes of Israel gathered as one.”
though they are few in number.”
and bring them together as a people.
Give them strength to defend their cause;
help them against their enemies!”
to your faithful servants the Levites.[g]
You put them to the test at Massah
and struggled with them at the waters of Meribah.
9 The Levites obeyed your word
and guarded your covenant.
They were more loyal to you
than to their own parents.
They ignored their relatives
and did not acknowledge their own children.
10 They teach your regulations to Jacob;
they give your instructions to Israel.
They present incense before you
and offer whole burnt offerings on the altar.
11 Bless the ministry of the Levites, O Lord,
and accept all the work of their hands.
Hit their enemies where it hurts the most;
strike down their foes so they never rise again.”
and live in safety beside him.
He surrounds them continuously
and preserves them from every harm.”
with the precious gift of dew from the heavens
and water from beneath the earth;
14 with the rich fruit that grows in the sun,
and the rich harvest produced each month;
15 with the finest crops of the ancient mountains,
and the abundance from the everlasting hills;
16 with the best gifts of the earth and its bounty,
and the favor of the one who appeared in the burning bush.
May these blessings rest on Joseph’s head,
crowning the brow of the prince among his brothers.
17 Joseph has the majesty of a young bull;
he has the horns of a wild ox.
He will gore distant nations,
even to the ends of the earth.
This is my blessing for the multitudes of Ephraim
and the thousands of Manasseh.”
May the people of Issachar prosper at home in their tents.
19 They summon the people to the mountain
to offer proper sacrifices there.
They benefit from the riches of the sea
and the hidden treasures in the sand.”
Gad is poised there like a lion
to tear off an arm or a head.
21 The people of Gad took the best land for themselves;
a leader’s share was assigned to them.
When the leaders of the people were assembled,
they carried out the Lord’s justice
and obeyed his regulations for Israel.”
leaping out from Bashan.”
and full of the Lord’s blessings;
may you possess the west and the south.”
may he be esteemed by his brothers;
may he bathe his feet in olive oil.
25 May the bolts of your gates be of iron and bronze;
may you be secure all your days.”
He rides across the heavens to help you,
across the skies in majestic splendor.
27 The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you.
He drives out the enemy before you;
he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
28 So Israel will live in safety,
prosperous Jacob in security,
in a land of grain and new wine,
while the heavens drop down dew.
29 How blessed you are, O Israel!
Who else is like you, a people saved by the Lord?
He is your protecting shield
and your triumphant sword!
Your enemies will cringe before you,
and you will stomp on their backs!”
“What you feed your mind determines the fate of your mental health issues in the future, so feed and use as much biblical wisdom as you can, to avoid the potential mental meltdowns in life.” ~ Jon Barnes
Numbers 28 NLT
The Daily Offerings
The Sabbath Offerings
The Monthly Offerings
Offerings for the Passover
Offerings for the Festival of Harvest
“Potential means nothing when it is accompanied with foolish talk, empty words, lazy work and contempt!” ~ Jon Barnes
Jacob Flees from Laban
Laban Pursues Jacob
Jacob’s Treaty with Laban
“Children who do not listen to their parents display perfect great examples that replicate biblical stories of God’s relationship to mankind, with many failing to follow simple directions.” ~ Jon Barnes
A Wife for Isaac
the mother of many millions!
May your descendants be strong
and conquer the cities of their enemies.”
“Most partnerships fail because one person will normally be corrupt in the relationship so try not to be that person with God, your family, friendship or in your marriage.” ~ Jon Barnes
The Armor of God
“Communicate your problems with your parents and you’ll find solutions quickly, since God fearing parents will have God Given solutions. Communicate your problems to God in prayer, you’ll find your solutions immediately, if you are paying close attention. God is in control.” ~ Jon Barnes
Get To work
Faith in Action
Acts of Art
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