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Happy Birthday Mandy!! Blessings!! 🙂

Blue Collar Theologian

The Lord told Noah that He would send rain for 40 days and 40 nights (Gen 7:4). Jesus was tempted in the wilderness for 40 days (Matt 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13). 40 days twelve spies surveyed the land of Canaan (Num 13;18-25). Because of Israel’s disobedience in not entering the Promised Land, they roamed the wilderness for 40 years (Num 14:34).

Today, September 17, 2021 I am 40 years old. It is not lost on me that my entire life thus far is how long Israel wandered in the desert. I have done for more complaining and grumbling then I ever want to admit! I have also experienced joy and peace in the Lord.

I also realize that going forward in life I would be part of Israel that did NOT see the Promised Land. I can’t help but wonder for the younger generation in the wilderness if they…

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