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Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 6

Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 6
by Doug Jacoby

In last week's article we saw how devastating it is when spiritual leaders make light of God's revealed will. Today we spotlight another failure of leadership, this time in the life of Moses and Aaron. The full episode begins in Numbers 20:2. The people of Israel have been complaining (vs. 2-6). Moses and Aaron take it to the Lord, who instructs them:


Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 6

Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 6
by Douglas Jacoby

In last week's article we saw how devastating it is when spiritual leaders make light of God's revealed will. Today we spotlight another failure of leadership, this time in the life of Moses and Aaron. The full episode begins in Numbers 20:2. The people of Israel have been complaining (vs. 2-6). Moses and Aaron take it to the Lord, who instructs them:


Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 5

Old Testament Passages for Everyone to Know, Part 5
by Douglas Jacoby

This week our series brings us to Leviticus. Today's passage isn't about sacrifice, as you might expect—at least not directly so. It's a key text on obedience, and one familiar from my earliest days as a Christian.


Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 4

Old Testament Passages Good for Everyone to Know, Part 4
by Doug Jacoby

Moses has ascended the mountain in order to receive the Law. Whereas the Law was intended to make Israel holy, and provide a way to connect with God and celebrate their faith, the reality down below—at the foot of Sinai—was an ugly contrast. The people have fashioned a golden calf—and are worshipping it! Exodus 32 displays—in living color—both the fickleness of God's people and the robust heart of Moses (see v.32).


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