Thursday, February 24, 2011

Recap: Chapter by Chapter in Numbers 1 to 2

Based on's Chronological Bible In a Year schedule. If anyone would like to join in, this blog's comments sections would be a good forum in which to share insights from the text.

Numbers 1 (1) Judah (Jesus' tribe) was the biggest one, and Nahshon (Jesus' ancestor) was its leader. God was saying "I am going to do something big through Judah," from the start. That 'big' thing was the birth of Jesus Christ. (2) Does anyone else notice that God is telling Moses to build an army? He says "Take a census of... all in Israel who are able to go to war." Maybe there is a time for war after all.

Numbers 2 (1) The Tribe of Judah got set up towards the East of the camp, where the sun rose on them first. That seems awfully preferential. God seems to be favoring Judah in every possible way: biggest army, best camping spot, leadership of Israel, etc. (2) The whole camp is set up around the Tabernacle (which is in the middle), which is God's presence in their midst. This shows that God is to be central in our lives - not on the borders of our existence.

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