This is not meant to be a beating, but rather a tool to give you some help in reading and understanding God’s word. If you miss a day, and can “catch up: by doubling up, then sweet. If you can’t read on certain days, adjust the schedule to fit your life. I think you will find the schedule pretty easy to maintain if you keep just a bit of discipline.

With that said…………….

This week’s reading:
Monday: Numbers 28 – 30
Tuesday: Numbers 31 – 33
Wednesday: Numbers 34 – 36
Thursday: Mark 1 – 4
Friday: Mark 5 – 8
Saturday: Mark 9 – 12
Sunday: Mark 13 – 16
Monday: Deuteronomy 1 – 3

Monday: Numbers 7 – 9
Numbers 7 details the offering of the leadership of Israel as Moses prepares to receive more instruction from God. Numbers 8 outlines the cleansing and service of the priests. Numbers 9 gives further Passover instruction and the arrival of God in the camp of the people as God guides the Israelites through the wilderness.

Tuesday: Numbers 10 – 12
Chapter 10 instructs on the building of trumpets as a sign to the people as well as the moving of the Israelites. Numbers 11 brings more sin from the Israelites as they complain against God and Moses. God judges the sin, but also provides for His people. Chapter 12 sees Aaron & Miriam sin in their pride. God judges this sin as well, but God relents from final punishment. (Note: You are beginning to the see the consistent failing of the Israelites and the mercy of God. This people does not deserve any good thing, and should have been killed numerous times; God is patiently showing the pervasiveness of sin and the need for a savior outside of ourselves.)

Wednesday: Numbers 13 – 15
Numbers 13 has the 1st spies entering the land and the conflicting reports based upon faith in God. In chapter 14 the people refuse the land because of their fear and lack of faith. Only Moses intercession spares the people (Note: Only through the mediation of another are the people spared the judgment their sin deserves.) Israel attempts to enter the land without God and are unsuccessful. Numbers 15 begins a giving of laws for the Israelites as God’s people; you also see the people beginning to take holiness seriously and punish sin themselves.

Thursday: Numbers 16 – 18
Numbers 16 has Israel back at is as Korah and his clan rebel against God and Moses and are killed. The assembly continues in sin and God sends a plague among the people that is stopped as Aaron intercedes for the people. Chapter 17 sees God confirming (again) the leadership He has chosen. Chapter 18 continues with laws for the Levites and the people.

Friday: Numbers 19 – 21
Numbers 19 continues the instruction of God to the people. Chapter 20 sees the death of Miriam and later of Aaron (Moses sister) and the provision of God for the people. Numbers 21 has Israel winning a battle against the Canaanites and the people complaining leading to the judgment.

Saturday: Numbers 22 – 24
Numbers 22 – 24 contains the prophecies of Balaam. Brought to curse Israel, Balaam instead follows God and blesses the Israelites.

Sunday: Numbers 25 – 27
Chapter 25 has the Israelites again falling into sin and the intercession by Phinehas for the people. Numbers 26 numbers the Israelites. Chapter 27 continues the law giving and sees Joshua named as Moses successor.