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This is what the LORD, who saves you,
the Holy One of Israel, says:
"I am the LORD your God, who teaches
you to do what is good, who leads
you in the way you should go."
(Isa. 48:17)
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Biblical Insights:
Growing Deeper In God's Word
from our "Growing With God" series
~ About the Growing With God series:

This series is based on John 15 and Matthew 13. God is the vinedresser, and we are the vines that He has planted. However if we do not stay “rooted in Him” then we will cease to grow. Jesus said, “if you abide in Me, and My Word abides in you….”  His Word, however, cannot abide in us if  the soil of our heart is hardened, it takes constant nurturing, tilling and weeding, if we want our hearts to remain good fertile ground that will bear fruit for the glory of God. Not only will this help us to bear much fruit, but we will also flourish like a Palm tree planted by God (Ps. 92:12-13; Ps. 1:3; and Jer. 17:8).

For more information about this series and the books available, please visit the following link to our main ministry's website.

Growing in God's Word


This  quick summary of Genesis is out of our Basic Old Testament Commentary Notes which is a very shortened and condensed version of our in- dept series "Growing in God's Word" from Cypress Ministries.

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◊ Numbers: The Wilderness Journey

The Israelites lived in the land of Egypt for 430 years (400 of these years were as slaves), but now the time had come to fulfill God’s promise to Abraham. This Book highlights the 40-year journey as the Israelites circle the desert, known as their “wilderness wandering.”
  • God brought the Israelites out of Egypt and at the beginning of their 2nd year, He said it was time for them to leave Mount Sinai, and begin the remaining journey into the Promised Land. However, at the edge of their Promised Land (and as the people stood on the brink of everything God has promised them), they stumbled in their faith.  Sadly, we see a whole generation die because of unbelief, which also adds 38 more years to their journey before they are finally able to enter the Promised Land.

Author: 4th Book written by Moses

Key Place Are:
Mount Sinai (1:1---12:15)
Desert of Paran (12:16---19:22)
Kadesh (20)
Arad (21:1-3)
Edom (21:4-9)
Ammon (21:21-32)
Bashan (21:33-35)
Plains of Moab (22:1)
Moab (22:2--- 24:25)
Gilead (32)

Key People Are: Moses, Aaron, Miriam, Korah, Balaam, Joshua, Caleb

Outline Summary:
I)Departure of Sinai (1:1---10:10)
II)The Journey from Mount. Sinai to Kadesh-Barnea (10:11---12:15)
III)Israelites at Kadesh-Barnea (13:1---14:45)
a.This is the 1st approach to the Promised Land.
b.The people rebelled and did not believe (or trust) God.
IV)The Wilderness Wandering (15:1---21:35)
V)The 2nd Approach to the Promised Land (22:1---36:13)

Other Key Points in this Book Are:
  • If you read Ex. 40:17 again, and then look at Num. 1:1, you will see that one month has elapsed. Which shows that the Book of Leviticus covers only a one-month period.
  • We see the “Cloud” moving again.
  • In Chapter 22, as the Israelites are camped on the plains of Moab (preparing for their entrance into the Promised Land), the enemy is trying to curse them!