Devotional: 41 Things About Midbar (Wilderness)

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  1. Feasts can be celebrated in the wilderness. Ex 5:1
  2. God can be served in the wilderness Ex.7:16
  3. We can offer (spiritual) sacrifices to God the wilderness
    Ex 8:27
  4. There is questioning about eternal life in the
    wilderness Ex 15:22
  5. There is grumbling in the wilderness
  6. God feeds us in the wilderness.
  7. Our dwellings are temporary in the wilderness
  8. There is worship in the wilderness
    9 There are numberings (to make us feel strong)
    in the wilderness (Num 1:10)
  9. Offering strange (fire or) sacrifices can lead to
    death in the wilderness
  10. Passover is celebrated in the wilderness
  11. The cloud leads in the wilderness (Num 11:12)
  12. God settles us in the wilderness
  13. God delivers us from the wilderness
  14. God’s laws are still in operation in the wilderness
    Num 15:33
  15. There are healings in the wilderness Num 21:9
  16. Our eyes are to be set on the wilderness
  17. The unfaithful die in the wilderness Num 26:65
  18. God carries us in the wilderness Deut 1:31
  19. God knows of our wilderness wanderings
  20. God knows of our wilderness walkings, shoes don’t
    wear out.
  21. God provides for all our needs in the wilderness
    Deut 8:4
  22. God will bring us out of the wilderness
  23. God sees our disobedience in the wilderness
  24. We are tormented like David by our enemies in the
  25. God protects us, as He did for David, in the wilderness.
  26. Wildernesses can be beautiful places, as Engedi is,
    where David also hid
  27. God’s voice shakes the wilderness Ps 29:8
  28. David wrote Ps 63 while in the wilderness
    O God, Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly;
    My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee
    In a dry and weary land where there is no water..
  29. God shepherds in the wilderness Ps 78:52
  30. God changes the wilderness into a pool of water
  31. Salvation of the LORD is seen in the wilderness
    2 Chron 20:16
  32. John announced Yeshua in the wilderness
    Matt 3
  33. Yeshua was baptized in the wilderness
  34. Jesus often slipped away to the wilderness to pray
  35. Miracles occur in the wilderness, even the feeding
    of 4000 men Mark 8:4 on
  36. God puts up with us in the wilderness Acts 13:18
  37. There are perils in the wilderness 2 Corin 11:26
  38. There is nourishment in the wilderness Rev 12:6
  39. The way up is through the wilderness 2 Kings 3:8
  40. God speaks in the midst of the wilderness.

The word Wilderness in Hebrew is Midbar. The root of that word is davar, or speak. Throughout the wilderness wanderings, God DVAR in the MIDBAR.

“Cease striving and know
that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted on the earth.”
The LORD of hosts (Adonai Tsavaot) is with us,
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Ps 46:10-11

Devotional by Dr. Barri Cae Seif.

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