Participants: Kelley Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000494
00:16 Hello, and welcome to His Words Are Life
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and thank you for joining with me
00:20 to read the word of God today. When we were last together
00:23 we were reading about the wanderings if Israel
00:24 in the desert for 40 years and now they are coming up to Canaan
00:28 in the land of promise that God is giving to them.
00:30 We'll pick up the story there, but before we start,
00:33 let's pray together. Dear Jesus we long to come home with You
00:38 and be in the land of heavenly promise forever in Your presence
00:41 until that day, thank you for these words that are life
00:47 and light to us. Please be with us now as we read them.
00:50 Teach us what You would have us to learn from these stories.
00:53 And thank you for loving us and blessing us.
00:57 We love You so much. Amen Reading in Numbers,
01:01 chapter 36, and when we left off the chief fathers
01:06 of the families of Gilead had come to Moses
01:08 to request that the inheritance of their brother, Zelophedad -
01:13 Zelophehad, be given to his daughters.
01:17 And that's where we are going to pick up the story
01:19 in Numbers 36, verse 3. And if they be married
01:25 to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel
01:28 then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance
01:31 of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe
01:35 whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken
01:38 from the lot of our inheritance. And when the jubilee
01:42 of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance
01:45 be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are
01:49 received: so shall their inheritance be taken away
01:52 from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.
01:54 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word
01:59 of the Lord, saying, the tribe of the sons of Joseph
02:02 hath said well. This is the thing which the Lord doth
02:06 command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying,
02:10 Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family
02:14 of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
02:16 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove
02:20 from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel
02:24 shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe
02:27 of his fathers. And every daughter, that possesseth
02:31 an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel
02:34 shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her
02:38 father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man
02:41 the inheritance of his fathers. Neither shall the inheritance
02:46 remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one
02:50 of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself
02:52 to his own inheritance. Even as the Lord commanded Moses,
02:57 so did the daughters of Zelophehad:
02:59 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah,
03:04 the daughters of Zelophehad were married unto their father's
03:08 brother's sons: And they were married into the families
03:11 of the sons of Manasseh, the son of Joseph,
03:15 and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family
03:18 of their father. These are the commandments and the judgments,
03:21 which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses
03:24 unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab
03:27 by Jordan, near Jericho.
03:30 And now we're going to pick up in the book of Deuteronomy
03:34 chapter one, verse one, the King James Version
03:38 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel
03:42 on this side Jordan, in the wilderness, in the plain over
03:46 against the Red sea, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban,
03:49 And Hazeroth, and Dizahab. (There are 11 days' journey
03:55 from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.)
03:59 And it came to pass in the 40th year, in the 11th month,
04:03 on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the
04:07 children of Israel according unto all that the Lord had
04:09 given him in commandment unto them; After he had slain Sihon
04:14 the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og.
04:18 the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
04:21 on this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare
04:27 this law, saying, The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb,
04:31 saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
04:34 Turn you, and take your journey and go to the mount
04:37 of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto,
04:41 in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south,
04:44 and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites,
04:47 and unto Lebanon, unto the great river,
04:50 the river Euphrates. Behold, I have set the land before you:
04:55 go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers
04:59 Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their
05:02 seed after them. And I spake unto you at that time, saying,
05:06 I am not able to bear you myself alone:
05:09 The Lord your God hath multiplied you, and, behold,
05:13 ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
05:16 (The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times
05:20 so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised
05:25 you!) How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance,
05:29 and your burden, and your strife?
05:31 take you wise men, and understanding, and known
05:35 among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
05:37 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken
05:41 is good for us to do. So I took the chief of your tribes,
05:44 wise men, and known, and made them heads over you,
05:47 captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds,
05:50 and captains over fifties, and captains over tens,
05:53 and officers among your tribes. And I charged your judges
05:56 at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren,
06:00 and judge righteously between every man and his brother,
06:03 and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect
06:07 persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as
06:11 the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man;
06:14 for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard
06:18 for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
06:22 And I commanded you at that time all the things
06:25 which you should do. And when we departed from Horeb,
06:28 we went through all that great and terrible wilderness,
06:30 which ye saw be the way of the mountain of the Amorites,
06:33 as the Lord our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea
06:38 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain
06:41 of the Amorites, which the Lord our God doth give unto us.
06:44 Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee:
06:47 go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers
06:51 hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
06:54 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said,
06:58 We will send men before us, and they shall search us out
07:02 the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up,
07:05 and into what cities we shall come. And the saying pleased me
07:09 well, and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
07:11 And they turned and went up into the mountain,
07:14 and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
07:17 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands,
07:20 and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again,
07:23 and said, It is a good land which the Lord our God
07:26 doth give us. Notwithstanding ye would not go up,
07:30 but rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God
07:34 and ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the Lord
07:38 hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt,
07:41 to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
07:43 Whither shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged
07:47 our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we;
07:50 the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we
07:55 have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
07:57 Then I said unto you, Dread not neither be afraid of them.
08:02 The Lord your God which goeth before you, he shall fight
08:07 for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt
08:10 before your eyes; and in the wilderness,
08:12 where thou hast seen how that the Lord thy God bare thee,
08:16 as a man doth bare his son, in all the way that ye went,
08:20 until ye came into this place. Yet in this thing ye did not
08:25 believe the Lord your God, who went in the way before you,
08:29 to search you out a place to pitch your tents in,
08:32 in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go,
08:35 and in a cloud by day. And the Lord heard the voice
08:39 of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
08:43 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil
08:46 generation see that good land, which I sware to give
08:50 unto your fathers, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh;
08:53 he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath
08:57 trodden upon, and to his children because he
09:00 hath wholly followed the Lord. Also the Lord was angry with me
09:05 for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither:
09:10 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee,
09:14 he shall go in thither: encourage him:
09:18 for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. Moreover
09:23 your little ones which ye said should be a prey,
09:26 and your children, which in that day had no knowledge
09:28 between good and evil, they shall go in thither,
09:31 and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
09:36 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey
09:40 into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
09:43 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against
09:47 the Lord, we will go up and fight, according to all
09:50 that the Lord our God commanded us. And when ye had girded
09:53 on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up
09:56 into the hill. And the Lord said unto me, Say unto them,
10:00 Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you;
10:05 lest ye be smitten before your enemies. So I spake unto you;
10:11 and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment
10:14 of the Lord and went presumptuously up into the hill.
10:16 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against
10:20 you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir,
10:24 even unto Hormah. And ye returned and wept
10:28 before the Lord; but the Lord would not hearken to your voice,
10:32 nor give ear unto you. So ye abode in Kadesh many days,
10:37 according unto the days that ye abode there.
10:40 Continuing in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 2
10:44 and this is the King James version.
10:46 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness
10:49 by the way of the Red sea, as the Lord spake unto me
10:52 and we compassed Mount Seir many days. And the Lord spake
10:57 unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain
10:59 long enough: turn you northward and command thou the people
11:04 saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren
11:06 the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir;
11:09 and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed
11:13 unto yourselves therefore: Meddle not with them;
11:16 for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot
11:21 breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau
11:24 for a possession. Ye shall buy meat of them for money,
11:28 that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for
11:31 money that ye may drink. For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee
11:35 in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking
11:39 through this great wilderness: these forty years
11:43 the Lord hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
11:47 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau,
11:52 which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath,
11:55 and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the
11:59 wilderness of Moab. And the Lord said unto me,
12:01 Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them
12:05 in battle: for I will not give thee of their land
12:08 for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children
12:11 of Lot for a possession. The Emims dwelt therein
12:15 in times past, a people great, and many, and tall,
12:19 as the Anakims; which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims
12:23 but the Moabites call them Emims
12:25 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime;
12:29 but the children of Esau succeeded them when they
12:31 had destroyed them from before them and dwelt in their stead;
12:34 as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the Lord
12:37 gave unto them. Now rise up, said I, and get you over
12:41 the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
12:45 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea,
12:48 until we were come over the brook Zered, was 30 and 8 years;
12:53 until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out
12:57 from among the host, as the Lord sware unto them.
13:00 For indeed the hand of the Lord was against them,
13:04 to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
13:08 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed
13:11 and dead from among the people, that the Lord spake unto me,
13:15 saying, Thou are to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab,
13:19 this day: And when thou comest nigh over against the children
13:23 of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them:
13:26 for I will not give the of the land of the children of Ammon
13:29 any possession; because I have given it unto the children
13:32 of Lot for a possession. (That also was accounted a land of
13:36 giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites
13:39 cal them Zamzummims; a people great, and many, and tall,
13:43 as the Anakims; but the Lord destroyed them before them;
13:46 and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
13:50 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir
13:54 when he destroyed the Horems from before them;
13:56 and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead
13:58 even unto this day: And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim,
14:02 even unto Assah, and Caphtorims, which came forth
14:07 out of Captor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
14:10 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon:
14:15 behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite,
14:19 king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it,
14:23 and contend with him in battle.
14:26 Thank you for joining with me to read the Word of God today and
14:30 we'll pick up this wonderful story the next time
14:32 we're together. Goodbye.