Moran writes, "In the end, it’s really about our willingness to settle for less than God’s best. We cheat ourselves out of living in His abundant blessing because we prefer to settle for what seems like the better end of the deal at the time."
Moran writes, "In this week’s reading, we find a great example of the godly character and leadership of Moses."
Moran writes, "Often we give in to our fleshly desires, which may start with a “smaller” sin… we say to ourselves, “Just this time”, but it doesn’t stop there. Why?"
Moran writes, "Often times in our walk with the Lord, we find ourselves dealing with the same struggles, which serve to increase and strengthen our faith, as well as to remind us of God’s absolute sovereignty, power, and holiness."
Moran writes, "It is interesting to note that some of the men leading the rebellion alongside Korah were the descendants of Reuben. Recall that Reuben was the oldest of Jacob’s sons, which meant that people looked up to him and revered him as the first-born."
Moran writes, "This week’s scripture portion is quite well known, but has some unfortunate mistranslations in the English versions."
Moran writes, "In this week’s parasha, we find the Children of Israel complaining of their situation in the wilderness. Numbers 11 opens with a description of the state of mind of the people of Israel, which was selfishness..."
Moran writes, "This week’s reading introduces us to a sometimes-difficult concept to understand in the Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures), which is “clean versus unclean”. The Lord instructs the Children of Israel to send away those who were unclean from the camp..."
Moran writes, "This may seem harsh from our human perspective, but this reveals something crucial about God’s character. There was only one way to do things and that is God’s way..."
Moran writes, "In these specific scriptures, God commands that the Land should have a sabbath rest. Why would God command a sabbath rest, not just for men, but also for the Land?"