PICTURE: my sister-in-law, Melissa. A group of us went out to celebrate her bday! She has been part of the family for over 10 years. We had a good time and sang a little karaoke together (Pat Benetar...Hit Me With Your Best Shot).
READING: Numbers 30-32. The Israelites set out to destroy the Midianites (who had led them to follow Baal of Peor), but they spared the source of the problem - the women! I can't help but wonder if they were being 'gentlemanly' or thinking like guys. Good for Moses, seeing that the source of the plague is still alive, that he ordered the women be killed.
I also found an answer to my question about Caleb and Joshua. Numbers 32:12 "Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly."