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CHAPTER 26 & 27
NUMBERING PEOPLE STUDY ON NUMBERING PEOPLE EVENTS WITH NUMBERING PEOPLE MESSAGE
Hello again, and welcome back. If you
started reading Daily Bread from the beginning, you should be very proud of
yourself because today is your 100th Daily Bread Bible Study!
Congratulations on being so devoted!
Our last story was about the plague
that the Lord sent because of Israel's transgressions with the women of Moab
and worshipping their gods. As you recall, while those who weren't involved
wept at the door of the tabernacle, Phinehas saw a man bring a woman from
Midian in the sight of the congregation of Israel. He took a javelin,
followed them into a tent and pierced them through with it, both at once.
The Lord's wrath was turned and the plague was stopped because of what
Phinehas had done.
After the plague, the Lord told Moses
and Eleazar (Aaron's son, the priest) to make a count of all the children of
Israel from 20 years old and up, all that are able to go to war in Israel.
So Moses gave directions to the people and a census was taken once again,
just as before.
NUMBERING PEOPLE LESSON WITH NUMBERING PEOPLE EXPLANATION AND NUMBERING
This is an account of how many there
were from 20 years old and up:
All together there were 601,730 that
were able to go to war in Israel. But again, the Levites weren't counted
with them because they were appointed over the tabernacle. If you would
like to know the names of the families within each tribe, you'll find them
The Lord told Moses that the Promised
Land would be divided for an inheritance according to these numbers. The
tribes that were larger would get a larger inheritance and the smaller
tribes would get a smaller inheritance. The land would be divided into
sections (divided by lot) and each section would be given in proportion to
the many and few.
Although the number of Levites was not
among the inheritance, they were counted and their number was 23,000. The
record of their family is in Numbers 26:57-62.
This was the second numbering
(remember the name of this book is NUMBERS) of the children of Israel. The
Lord said that all those who were counted in the first numbering would die
in the wilderness, so among these in the second numbering, there weren't any
that Moses and Aaron counted when they were in the wilderness of Sinai,
except for Caleb and Joshua.
Now Manasseh had a great great
grandson named Zelophehad, who had no sons, but five daughters. They came
to Moses and Eleazar and the princes and all the congregation by the door of
the tabernacle and said, Our father died in the wilderness, and he wasn't
one of them who spoke against the Lord in the company of Korah, but died in
his own sin, and had no sons. Why should his name be forgotten because he
had no sons? Give us a share of land with our father's people.
NUMBERING PEOPLE INFORMATION WITH NUMBERING PEOPLE MEANING
AND NUMBERING PEOPLE DISCUSSION
Moses brought their request to the
Lord and the Lord said, The daughters of Zelophehad speak truth, you will
give them a share and their father's inheritance will pass to them. Tell
the children of Israel, If a man dies and has no son, his inheritance will
pass to his daughter. If he has no daughter, his inheritance will pass to
his brother. If he has no brother, his inheritance will pass to his
father's brother. And if his father has no brothers, his inheritance will
be passed to his closest relative, and this will be a statute to the
children of Israel.
The Lord told Moses, Go up into mount
Abarim and see the land I've given to the children of Israel. And when you
have seen it you will be gathered to your people as Aaron your brother was
gathered. You disobeyed my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife
of the congregation, to honor me at the water of Meribah, before their
eyes. So, even though Moses wouldn't step foot into the Promised Land, the
Lord was still gonna let him see it.
Moses asked the Lord to put a man in
charge over the congregation that could instruct them so the congregation of
the Lord wouldn't be like sheep with no shepherd. Despite everything that
Moses had been through for 40 years, he loved God's people and he didn't
want to see them left without someone to lead them. If you ever pray for
integrity, the integrity of Moses would surely be the kind to ask for.
And the Lord said, Take Joshua, a man
in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him to give him authority. Set
him before Eleazar and all the congregation and give him instruction in
their sight. And you will put some of your honor upon him so the
congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. He will stand
before Eleazar who will ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim
before the Lord. At his word they'll go out and come in, both he and all
the congregation of the children of Israel. So Moses took Joshua and did as
the Lord told him. (This reminds me of a story about Elijah ... You
can find it in the C-O-O-L Related Studies box after this Daily Bread
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