Let’s see what the book of Numbers has to say about God and then decide if we need this book or if we should unhook ourselves from it. Here is a link to the book of Numbers for your convenience.
6:22-27 God wants to be gracious and give peace
7:89 God spoke to Moses from above the mercy seat- it was a seat of mercy
10:10 God wanted them to remember He was their Lord God
11:7-9 God provides heavenly food for their journey
14:9 Joshua warns the people not to rebel against God because they were afraid
14:42 God refuses to go with them
15:41 God reminds them it was he that brought them out of slavery
16:1-33 The earth opened and swallowed those who rebelled against Moses
20:12 Moses got angry and did not reverence God before the people; he can't enter the promised land
21:4-9 Foretells the manner in which Jesus would die
23:19 God is not a man that he should lie. He keeps his word
28:19 God expected perfect sacrifices
In the book of Numbers we learn that God demands; God provides. He is just and kind. What part of this book can we do without? We know that all sin and wander from God. We know that we complain, grumble, and can be deceived. He has provided for our repentance. It seems to me that although he is holy, he wants to love and provide for us. I want to keep this book and learn from it. Will you join me in reading Numbers this week? What part will God bring to life for you?
Words to light your path
Numbers 6:22-27 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”’
“So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Only wise God, give us a heart that wants to learn all we can about you. Amen.