Friday, July 2, 2010

40s in the Bible

Well, I have 15 minutes to post this and be true to my word about posting on "40s" in the bible today. :-)

I actually found a neat website that I am going to explore further when I get a minute to do so.... I like the idea of a "40 Day Miracle" when I'm about to turn 40. :-) So here are 4 interesting 40s.....

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights when Noah was in the ark.... during which time, the earth was cleansed of ugliness.

Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days and then brought down the ten commandments.

The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness before they entered the Promised Land.

Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness... and then stood against Satan, physically weak but spiritually strong.

The point I am trying to take to heart in my life is that important things happen after 40 days or years with God. What has God been preparing me for all this time? I don't know- but I can't wait to find out!


The Ahmeds said...

Really interesting! I never really paid attention to that!

Kristy said...

Interesting Brenda! I will have to remember these "40"s when I turn 40! (Anything to cheer me up!)