OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK OF NUMBERS,
In this book, we will be introduced to the number of each tribe and their total as they were about to enter the promised land. We will see how the tabernacle was anointed and sanctified together with all the instruments and the altar, and the children of Israel brought offerings to the LORD. After this, they began their journey out of the wilderness of Sinai in accordance with the directions that God had given them through Moses. Unfortunately, the journey was not as they expected it, and they started to murmur and complain about every difficult situation they faced. There were seven different occasions when the people brought God’s judgment upon themselves because of their constant ungratefulness and murmuring. To make the matter worse, they were sent to spy the land of promise while they were close to the place, but because of fear and unbelief, they rebelled against Moses and wanted to go back to Egypt thinking it was impossible to occupy a land that was filled with giants while they compared themselves to grasshoppers. As a result, they brought judgment upon themselves and wandered in the wilderness for 40 years until the entire generation perished.
As we go from one section to the other, we will be able to learn from this generation that failed to go in to possess their inheritance because of their unbelief. Today we also have promises of God to claim if we will learn a very great lesson of Faith. Hebrews 11:6 says “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” God desires to pour His blessings upon you in abundance and to meet all of your needs, Don’t be like the generation that failed to take possession of the abundance and provision that God had promised them. Let us remember that the whole universe is His, He created the earth and gave it to the children of men to enjoy it. Do not deprive yourself of all the blessings He has for you by not believing in Him. As we go through this inspiring Word of God where we can learn lessons of life, may the LORD opens our eyes to see the treasures in His Word that are more valuable than gold. Be blessed!!!