Friday, June 8, 2007

40 = Testing

I was going to blog about something totally different today, but my plans changed. Last night I was listening to my friend Brian Baer preach. His message was entitled "Salvation at the Skull". There was so much that I could talk about that he told about in his sermon, but this one part about the number 40 was very interesting to me.

Brian was telling that the number 40 in the Bible represented testing. And here are some examples that he told about.

40 = Testing

  • Goliath tested the children of Israel for 40 days.
  • Saul, David, and Solomon all reigned for 40 years.
  • The flood was for 40 days and 40 nights.
  • Moses lived in Egypt for 40 years, he lived in Midian for 40 years. He was also on a mountain for 40 days.
  • Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 years.
  • The spies were in Canaan for 40 days.
  • Elijah fasted for 40 days.
  • Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days. Jesus was with his disciples for 40 days before he ascended into heaven.


Racefan57 said...

interesting!! and whoever said that 40 was over the hill is crazy

Marcy said...

Thanks a lot Starla! You have me scared now. I really hope this doesn't mean I'll be tested (especially my patience) when I turn 40! LOL