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Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.
Thought for the Week:
"Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD." (Numbers 11:1) God is slow to anger—usually. Complaining can incite His swift wrath. The book of Numbers contains several stories of Israel's discontent in the wilderness. In each story, the Israelites complain about something and God punishes them for complaining.
The generation in the wilderness were not worse complainers than any other collection of human beings. Every congregation of believers I have ever been a part of has been vexed by the ceaseless grumbling of the members.
Human beings are prone to complain. It often seems that people are not happy unless they find something to be unhappy about. Nothing seems to please us more than complaining about what we don't like and what things do not meet our approval. We are malcontents.
A person of faith is duty bound to rise above the na...
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More from this week's portion
- The Punishment of Abundance
- The Greatness of Moses
- The Shortened Arm
- Nostalgia for the Familiar
- Why Wasn't Aaron Punished?
- Trumpets and Clouds
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