Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Numbers 17

My Grandma Mabel would say, “God just can’t win for losing.” This itsy-bitsy chapter says a lot about God and the people. God is trying like fire to appease this complaining lot, but they are just adamant in getting their way. They don’t like who’s in charge. They’re afraid of God. They have to suffer in the desert. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. We’ve heard it all before. And we’ll hear it some more. For now, though, we are at the point where Aaron has the budded staff, so he is the man God chooses. Now, God doesn’t exactly specify what that means, but we know it’s a big deal. I sort of picture it like Aaron has just been elected pope! Maybe that helps. Maybe it doesn’t.

Writing prompt: buds

What do you suppose the significance of the budding staff is? We’ve seen it twice now – the first time with Moses in Exodus (I believe). This time, however, the buds turned into a fruitful almond tree. Hmmmm. What could it mean? You tell me.


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