After reading Numbers 3&4 i see confirmed again that God is a God of order and structure. He ALWAYS has a plan, right down to how to wrap the altar up for transport and exactly who should carry it.
Also interesting that the number of Israelites over the number of Levites had to be redeemed. I feel it shows the importance God places on worshipping Him.
Numbers 1-2: I am amazed at how many men there were. Just imagine how many women, children and animals were around. God surely built a massive army.
Numbers 3-4: Such specific instructions for guarding and moving the tent of meeting. Each clan has it's instructions What can and cannot be done. Organization leads to obedience and strength. The Love of God is amazing.
As a hunter and one who has some experience butchering animals i can attest that these priests HAD to have been working non stop. I know they served as priests in shifts but man there was no breaks probably. All the animals especially ox and ram that had to be slaughtered and cut up certain parts removed. No wonder they get some special treatment
Numbers 5-6: Chapter 5, although it says that a woman will be punished and cursed for being unfaithful, this goes for all people. A reminder that if we all stay true to God, we will not be cursed. Look beyond the story of a woman being unfaithful, see what God can do and does for not following His will.
Chapter 6, There are many instructions to follow if a Nazirite wants to take a vow of dedication to God. It is more than the instructions, it is sacrifice. Sacrificing time, food, possessions are a way to show the Lord that you are willing to do what He asks in order to stay faithful to Him. Look beyond the written words for the true meaning of God. Praise God!!
Numbers 7-8: Once again we see instructions to be truthful to God. Sacrifices should be a part of our daily lives. For what we do without, God will reward us in many other ways, and bless those whom have little. The Lord our Father is really opening my eyes to why i am here on earth and what my path is. Sacrifice, pray, live as God wants you to live. Think about all that Moses, Aaron and he priests did in the name of God. Praise our Father Above!!
Numbers 11 and 12
1. Grumbling and complaining as a no-no;
2. Wow, Moses relationship with God is something to be greatly desired :-)
Numbers 9-10: God wants us to know that He is with us no matter what Moses asked the Lord about the unclean. God gave instructions for them to celebrate Passover as well. Each tribe had a specific task while moving and setting up the Tabernacle and Tent of Meeting. Look deeper into your heart and soul, these words written so long ago show us that God has a path for each one of us. What that path oks like is up to you. Pray and listen. God does speak to us all. Praise God!!
Number 11-12 ; These chapters show us that God is always in control and gives us what we need. Not what we want. God showed the Israelites that wailing and crying for meat only turned God angry and taught them a lesson. Aaron and Miriam complained as well. Possibly jealous of Moses. What did we learn? No matter what was given to Moses, he sought the Lord and was given answers. Do you seek the lord for answers? Do you listen for the answers? Does He give you a vision or dream for the answers? Praise God!!
Numbers 13-14: 14 -18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’ 19 In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.” God had Moses send out a member of each tribe to lookover the land. Upon return, only Caleb and Joshua stood with God and Moses. The others died for their sin against God. Also the above Scripture shows that our children and 3 or 4 generations will be punished for our sin. Is this why so much chaos is among the world now? Are we living among the generations of sin for all the violence and corruptness we see every day? I preached before about sin against the land. This is why we need to vigilant with our eyes and ears. People are crying out for help. God is putting them right in front of us. And what are we doing about it? Only you can answer that question. Seek God, Pray. Praise God!!
Numbers 15-16: We see that God is slow to anger, but if you disobey Him, the consequences are steep. Even though Moses and Aaron were angry with the crowds rising up, he still had the love for the people to save many. And God let it happen. God is merciful. Appeal to your inner senses. Seek God and His instructions. Why did our Lord put you here on earth? Forgive. Pray. Seek Him. Praise God!!!
Numbers 17-18: What i gather from these 2 chapters is that we must be obedient or face the consequences. Praise God!!
Numbers 19:8 in light of what we have been discussing lately regarding the power of the spoken word, Especially related to bringing about the will of God, it’s very interesting that God told Moses to speak to the rock.…
Numbers 19-20: My day didn't start out so well. After talking to my best friend, he told me to read Scripture. So i jumped into the bible read. God has a way of showing us He cares. He loves us. But that sin has consequences. Keep your eyes and ears open. God will show us the way. And He makes it easy. Live as He lives. Treat others as we want to be treated. God always supplies what we need. Have faith. Praise God!!
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