Daily Bread Bible Study
The Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers
Gad in the Bible
Gad Bible Story
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Gad Bible study taking a look into the interesting Reuben and Gad in the Bible story and how the Gad Bible study message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
The Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers
Gad in the Bible Study
Gad Bible Explanation
Greetings everyone, it's a joy to see you at Daily Bread. Last time
we met, we learned about vows. Here's a little story about Reuben and
Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, who give their word to the Lord.
Let's see what it was all about.
The children of Reuben and Gad had a lot of cattle. When they saw
that the land on the east side of the Salt Sea (Dead Sea) and the
Jordan River was a good place to raise cattle, they went to Moses,
Eleazar and the princes of the congregation, and asked if they could
have that land for their inheritance instead of going over the Jordan
into the Promised Land.
Naturally, that upset Moses and he said, Should your brothers go to
war while you stay here? And why do you want to discourage the
children of Israel from going into the Promised Land? Your ancestors
did the same thing when I sent them to spy out the land and it made
the Lord angry.
Gad in the Bible Lesson
Gad Bible Event
That's when He swore that none of those that came up out of Egypt
from 20 years old and up would see the Promised Land because they
didn't completely obey Him, except for Caleb and Joshua. He made them
wander in the wilderness for 40 years until the entire generation
that had done wrong in His eyes was dead.
Now, here you are, following in your father's footsteps, the children
of sinful men, to add to the Lord's anger toward Israel. If you turn
away from Him, He'll leave them in the wilderness again and you'll
destroy all these people.
They answered Moses, We'll build sheepfolds (pens) here for our
livestock and cities for our children, but we ourselves will go fight
for the children of Israel until we've brought them to their place in
the Promised Land. Our children will live in the walled cities, but
we won't return to them until every man of the children of Israel has
his inheritance. We won't inherit anything west of the Jordan or
beyond because our inheritance is given to us on this side of Jordan
Gad in the Bible Truth
Gad Bible Warning
Moses said, If you go over the Jordan and fight for the Lord until
all His enemies are driven out and the land is at peace, then you may
return guiltless in the eyes of the Lord and Israel and this land
will be your possession.
But if you don't keep your word, you've sinned against the Lord, and
make no mistake, your sin will be found out. Build your cities for
your children and pens for your sheep, but keep your word.
Moses told Eleazar and Joshua that if if the children of Reuben and
Gad didn't go fight for the Lord and Israel, their inheritance would
have to be in the land of Canaan.
They all agreed and the land that was given to them along with half
the tribe of Manasseh (the son of Joseph) is listed in Numbers 32:33-42.
Gad in the Bible Summary
Gad Bible Conclusion
Let's do a little math! Of course some of these numbers are not
exact, but they'll give you an idea of why this issue came up. Israel
is approximately 11,000 square miles. There were 601,730 children of
Israel (able to go to war) who were going to occupy it. That gives
each person an average of 11⅔ acres of land.
That's not a big chunk of grazing area if you own a lot of cattle!
We'll see in future stories if they kept their word and fought for
Israel in God's army to bring them into the Promised Land or not.
More great stories ahead, here at Daily Bread!
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