The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Balaam Bedlam

The story of Balaam and his argument with a donkey was a favorite of mine in childhood Sunday School. I remember well the book and accompanying flannelgraph figures showing the donkey straying from the path, crushing Balaam’s foot against the wall, and finally lying down on the path, t


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Why didn’t Moses get to enter the Promised Land?

As a child, it was troubling to me that Moses, of all people, didn’t get to enter the Promised Land. After all, he had led Israel out of Egypt, put up with them nearly forty years in the desert,


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What is wrong with these people?

When we see things go wrong in the lives of God’s people in the Bible, we tend to focus upon their outward behavior and the result. They disobey and are punished, they complain and are plagued, they rebel and are defeated by their enemies.


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Numbers: God’s Show and Tell on Human Depravity

Reading through Numbers is rather like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You just know that after the Lord has defeated Pharaoh, freed Israel, and given them His Law, they will now love and follow Him obediently, right?


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Numbing Numbers’ Numbers

If you are reading through the Bible this year, you may get a little hung up on the minutia Moses records about the tribes of Israel in the book of Numbers.


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Be wise!

There is folly all around us these days, brought closer home and into our hearts, heads, and ears through all sorts of media platforms.


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That’s impossible!

One of the more challenging parts of reading through the Bible is your encounter with the Law of Moses. Beginning in Genesis and stretching though Deuteronomy you discover more than 600


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Still thirsty?

We’ve seen how Jesus satisfies our spiritual hunger, but the Bible uses thirst as another picture of our longing for satisfaction. “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never go hungry,


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Satisfaction in Christ

We’ve seen that the Scriptures repeatedly compare our spiritual needs to our physical hunger. Jesus promises that those who come to him will never go hungry again. But what does that mean?


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Don’t eat so fast!

I remember an incident at the family dinner table when I was ten or so. My younger brother was gulping down his food, most likely so he could rejoin his playmates outside, in a game that dinner rudely had interrupted.


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