SCRIPTURE: “Let me pass through your land; we will not turn aside into field or vineyard; we will not drink the water of any well; we will go by the Kings Highway until we have passed through your territory”. [Numbers 21:21, NRSV]

QUOTE: Sweet Spirit, grant us the faith to resist our resistance to Thee.– James Melvin Washington

THOUGHT: You and I have a will but so does God. It is in our best interest not to resist His will.

COMMENTARY: Og and Sihon were Ammorite Kings who occupied lands East of the Jordan River. Moses ask them for safe passage through their land. He gave his word that he would stay on the highway and not use any of their resources. These two Ammorite Kings were descendants of Anakim who was a descendant of the Rephaim. These people were very large, what some would call giants. Og’s bed frame was made of iron and it was 13 and 1/2 feet long and 6 feet wide. Obviously, he was a very big man but not as big as he thought. These two kings and their warriors were considered fierce combatants but anytime you take on the LORD or His people, you are going to lose. A couple of Blue Jays built a nest in a Crape Myrtle that grows just beside our garden gate. On my way to the garden a few months back, one of them attack me. He pecked me in the back of the head. It didn’t hurt me but it scared me and made me angry. June could hear me talking to the bird while she was still in the house. I went back to the study, got the shoot gun and I sent that Blue Jay to bird paradise. Since I only had the one shell, I had to get Seth to come take care of the spouse the next morning. The moral of the story is easy. The aggressive nature of the birds got them killed. It was foolish for them to attack me. I was no threat to them. I didn’t even know that had a nest in the Crape Myrtle. Moses ask permission to pass. Not only did Og and Sihon say no to Moses, they mustered up their troops and attacked the people of God. It was their last mistake. Don’t fight with the Almighty, you cannot win and it could be your last mistake.

EXTRA: Well folks, today is the big day…BLOCK PARTY in Hackleburg. I don’t know who’s the most excited, our team or them. One of their preachers call me yesterday and said, “are you the folks that are bringing the Carnival”…I said, “Its call a Block Party not a Carnival”…he said, “O yeah, I remember now but you know what I mean”. We are having trouble with our ice box. When I left last night there were 200 bags of frozen ice but not frozen hard. We have a little portable fan inside because the fan motors went out. Hey, the Lord will provide. Men’s breakfast in the morning at 8:00.

Cameron Howard Follows Jesus in Believers Baptism