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Numbers 11:27-29

And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD's people were prophets, that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”

Why did Joshua want to stop Eldad and Medad from prophesying? A youthful jealousy on his part that they weren't quite playing the game according to the rules? I’ve been aware of this passage coming up for the last 2-3 weeks and the Spirit has not revealed the barest suggestion. But I’m in a quandary for I am convinced that there is not an unnecessary word in the Holy Scriptures. However, that does not mean that I am able to interpret every word of Scripture. Maybe that’s the lesson. It’s addressed to my pride in thinking that I am an authority in the interpretation of Scripture. No! I have to be willing to turn to others for assistance in understanding the Word of God.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 107, Noon Psalm 119:1-8 , Evening Psalm 38, If you follow this regimen, you will pray through the Psalms every 47 days or just under 8 times per year.

An alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation. This plan, over a several year period will result in an average reading of the entire Bible in slightly over twice per year. I've been following this plan since 1989 and still find the mixture of Scriptures presented each day to be a delightful way to end my day. The NLB app has a scheduling tool that assists greatly in keeping track of the reading list.

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

Suggested Supplementary Reading

The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith by Dr. Stanley D. Gale. There is also a workbook available.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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