Numbers 1 – Numbers 2
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That’s a a lot of people!! As the Book of Numbers begins, a census of Israel is taken, counted by tribe, and numbered. Six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty. , but wait there more. Women and children, they weren’t counted. The Tribe of Levi wasn’t counted. All in all, the Nation of Israel could have been close to 1.5 million people. That’s a lot of people!!
1.5 million people who exited Egypt!
1.5 million people who crossed the Red Sea!
1.5 million people gathered to give witness and praise to God!
1.5 million people now traveling in the wilderness!
Would there be chaos? You bet! Will there be grumbling? We’ve seen some already, and we will certainly see more! We will see faith in action? Absolutely! The book of Numbers will share the story of all of that and more. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!
Our next reading: Numbers 3-4.