Day 89 of the One Year Audio Bible Experience. Joshua appointed as leader. God gives procedures for festivals. Jesus tells the Parable of the Farmer Sowing Seed.

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Numbers 27:12-23

Numbers 28

Numbers 29:1-11

Luke 8:1-18

Psalm 38:12-22

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Numbers 27:12-23

Joshua Is the New Leader
 

12 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go Gilead. Gilead was the son of Makir. Makir was the son of Manasseh. Manasseh was the son of Joseph. Zelophe- had had five daughters. Their names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. 2 These five women went to the Meeting Tent and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and all the Israelites.
 

The five daughters said, 3 “Our father died while we were traveling through the desert. He was not one of Korah’s followers who turned against the LORD. He died because of his own sin. But he had no sons. 4 This means that our father’s name will not continue. It is not fair that our father’s name will not continue. So up this mountain in the Abarim Mountains. There you will see the land that I am giving to the Israelites. 13 After you have seen this land, you will die like your brother Aaron. 14 Remember when the people complained against me in the desert of Zin? Both you and Aaron refused to obey my command. You did not show the people my holy power over the water.”
 

This happened at the water of Meribah* near Kadesh in the desert of Zin. 15 Moses said to the LORD, 16 “LORD, you are the God who knows what people are thinking. I pray that you will choose a leader for these people. 17 I pray that you will choose a leader who will lead them out of this land and bring them into
 

18 So the LORD said to Moses, “Joshua son of Nun is very wise. You will place your hands on him. 19 Tell him to stand in front of Eleazar the priest and all the people. Then make him the new leader. 20 “Give him some of your authority so that all the people will obey him. 21 If Joshua needs to make a decision, he will go to Eleazar the priest. Eleazar will use the Urim to learn the LORD’s answer. Then Joshua and all the Israelites will do the things God says. If he says, ‘go to war’, they will go to war. And if he says, ‘go home’, they will go home.”
 

22 Moses obeyed the LORD. Moses told Joshua to stand before Eleazar the priest and all the Israelites. 23 Then Moses put his hands on him to show that he was the new leader. He did this just as the LORD told him to.

Numbers 28

The Daily Offerings
 

Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Give this command to the Israelites. Tell them to be sure to give the grain offerings and sacrifices to me at the right time as sweet-smelling gifts. 3 These are gifts that they must give to the LORD. Every day they must give 2 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 4 Offer one of the lambs in the morning and the other lamb just before dark. 5 Also give a grain offering of 1 kilogramme† of fine flour mixed with 1 liter of olive oil.”
 

6 (They started giving the daily offerings at Mount Sinai as sweet-smelling gifts to the LORD.) 7 With each lamb pour 1 liter of wine on the altar as a drink offering. Also, inside the Holy Tent pour out a drink offering of beer for the LORD. 8 Offer the second lamb just before dark. Offer it in the same way as the morning offering. Also pour out the drink offering that goes with it. This will be a sweet-smelling gift to the LORD.

The Sabbath Offerings
 

9 “On the Sabbath, you must give 2 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. With the lambs, you must give a drink offering and a grain offering of 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with olive oil. 10 This is a special offering for the day of rest. This offering is in addition to the regular daily offering and drink offering. 

The Monthly Meetings
 

11 “On the first day of each month you must offer a special burnt offering to the LORD. This offering will be 2 male bulls, 1 ram, and 7 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 12 With each bull, you must give a grain offering of 3 kilogrammes§ of fine flour mixed with olive oil. And with the ram, you must give a grain offering of 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with olive oil. 13 Also, with each lamb give a grain offering of 1 kilogram of fine flour mixed with olive oil. This will be a sweet-smelling gift to the LORD. 14 The drink offering will be 2 liters of wine with each bull, 1.5 liters of wine with the ram, and 1 liter of wine with each lamb. That is the burnt offering that must be offered each month of the year. 15 In addition to the regular daily burnt offering and drink offering, you must also give 1 male goat to the LORD. That goat will be a sin offering.

The Passover Offerings
 

16 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you must offer the Passover sacrifice to the LORD. 17 The Festival of Unleavened Bread begins on the fifteenth day of that month. This festival lasts for seven days. The only bread you can eat is bread made without yeast. 18 You must have a holy meeting on the first day of this festival. You will not do any work on that day. 19 You will give a gift to the LORD, a burnt offering. This burnt offering will be 2 bulls, 1 ram and 7 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 20 With each bull, you must give a grain offering of 3 kilograms of fine flour mixed with olive oil. With the ram, you must give 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with oil. 21 And with each lamb, you must give 1 kilogram of fine flour mixed with oil. 22 You must also give a male goat as a sin offering to make you pure. 23 You must give these offerings in addition to the morning burnt offerings that you give every day.
 

24 “In this way, each day for seven days, you must bring the food that is offered as a gift. The smell of these offerings will please the LORD. You must give these offerings in addition to the daily burnt offering and the drink offering that goes with it. 25 “Then, on the seventh day of this festival, you will have another holy meeting. You will not do any work on that day.

The Festival of Harvest Offerings
 

26 “The first day of the Festival of Harvest is the day you bring the first of your new crops and give them as a grain offering to the LORD. At that time you must also call a holy meeting. You must not do any work on that day. 27 You must offer a burnt offering as a sweet-smelling gift to the LORD. You must offer 2 bulls, 1 ram, and 7 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 28 With each bull, you must give 3 kilograms of fine flour mixed with oil. With the ram, you must give 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with oil. 29 And with each lamb, you must give 1 kilogram of fine flour mixed with oil. 30 You must also sacrifice a male goat to make you pure. 31 You must offer these animals with the necessary drink offerings in addition to the daily burnt offering with its grain offering. Be sure that there is nothing wrong with the animals you offer.

Numbers 29:1-11
 

The Festival of Trumpets

“There will be a holy meeting on the first day of the seventh month. You will not do any work on that day. That is the day for blowing the trumpets. 2 You must offer a burnt offering. Its smell will please the LORD. You must offer 1 bull, 1 ram, and 7 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 3 With each bull, you must give a grain offering of 3 kilograms of fine flour mixed with oil. With the ram, you must give 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with olive oil. 4 And with each lamb, you must give 1 kilogram of fine flour mixed with olive oil. 5 Also offer a male goat as a sin offering to make you pure. 6 These offerings are in addition to the other burnt offerings: the New Moon sacrifice and the daily burnt offering, both of which include their grain offerings and their drink offerings. These must be done according to the rules. They will be a sweet-smelling gift of food to the LORD.
 

The Day of Purification
 

7 “There will be a holy meeting on the tenth day of the seventh month. During that day you must not eat any food, and you must not do any work. 8 You must offer a burnt offering. Its smell will please the LORD. You must offer 1 bull, 1 ram, and 7 lambs that are one year old. There must be nothing wrong with them. 9 With each bull, you must give a grain offering of 3 kilograms of fine flour mixed with olive oil. With the ram, you must give 2 kilograms of fine flour mixed with oil. 10 And with each lamb, you must give 1 kilogram of fine flour mixed with oil. 11 You must offer 1 male goat as a sin offering. This will be in addition to the other sin offering for the Day of Purification. This will also be in addition to the daily burnt offering and its grain offering and their drink offerings.
 

Luke 8:1-18
 

The Group With Jesus
 

The next day, Jesus traveled through some cities and small towns. Jesus told the people a message from God, the Good News about God’s kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him. 2 There were also some women with him. Jesus had healed these women of sicknesses and evil spirits. One of them was Mary, who was called Magdalene. Seven demons had come out of her. 3 Also with these women were Joanna, the wife of Chuza (the manager of Herod’s property), Susanna and many other women. These women used their own money to help Jesus and his apostles.

A Story About a Farmer Sowing Seed (Matt. 13:1-17; Mark 4:1-12)
 

4 A large crowd came together. People came to Jesus from every town, and he told them this story: 5 “A farmer went out to sow seed. While he was scattering the seed, some of it fell on the path. People walked on the seed, and the birds ate it all. 6 Other seed fell on rock. It began to grow but then died because it had no water. 7 Some other seed fell among thorny weeds. This seed grew, but the weeds grew up with it and slowed the growth of the good plants. 8 The rest of the seed fell on good ground. This seed grew and made 100 times more grain.” Jesus finished the story. Then he called out, “You people who hear me, listen!”
 

9 Jesus’ followers asked him, “What does this story mean?”
 

10 He said, “God has allowed you to know the secret truths about God’s kingdom. But I use stories to speak to other people. I do this so that ‘They will look, but they will not see. They will listen, but they will not understand.’
 

Jesus Explains the Story About Seed (Matt. 13:18-23; Mark 4:13-20)
 

11 “This is what the story means: the seed is God’s teaching. 12 Some people are like the seed that fell on the path. They hear God’s teaching, but then the devil comes and causes them to stop thinking about it. This keeps them from believing it and being saved. 13 Others are like the seed that fell on rock. That is like the people who hear God’s teaching and gladly accept it. But they don’t have deep roots. They believe for a while. But when trouble comes, they turn away from God.
 

14 “What about the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That is like the people who hear God’s teaching, but they let the worries, riches and pleasures of this life slow its growth. So it does not produce good results in their lives. 15 And what about the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people who hear God’s teaching with a good, honest heart. They obey it and patiently produce a good crop.

Pay Attention to the Light (Mark 4:21-25)
 

16 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. Instead, they put the lamp on a lampstand so that the people who come in will have enough light to see. 17 Everything that is hidden will become clear. Every secret thing will be made known, and everyone will see it. 18 So think carefully about what you are hearing. The people who have some understanding will receive more. But those who do not have understanding will lose even what they think they have.”

Psalm 38:12-22
 

My enemies say bad things about me. They are spreading lies and rumors. They talk about me all the time.
 

13 But I am like a deaf man and cannot hear. I am like someone who cannot speak.
 

14 I am like those who cannot hear what people are saying about them. I cannot answer to prove my enemies wrong.
 

15 Lord, you must defend me. Lord my God, you must speak for me.
 

16 That’s why I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies smile at my pain. Full of pride, they will laugh if I stumble and fall.” 
 

17 I know I am guilty of doing wrong. I cannot forget my pain.
 

18 Lord, I told you about the evil I have done. I am sorry for my sin.
 

19 But my enemies are alive and healthy, and they have told many lies.
 

20 I did nothing but good, and they paid me back with evil. I try to do what is right, but that only makes them turn against me.
 

21 Lord, don’t leave me. My God, stay close to me.
 

22 Come quickly and help me. My Lord, you are the one who saves me.