Numbers 3 – Numbers 4
You can tell, I’m not reading ahead, can’t you. I trusted the fact that the Levites weren’t counted in the first two chapters, and then, low and behold, they are numbered in chapter 3. Whoops! Either way, we are still looking at 1.5 million people living in the wilderness. That’s a lot of people that could lead to some very disorganized living. So God gives Moses this divine plan. Some live on the north, south, east, and west of the Tabernacle. Some live on the inner circle near the Tabernacle. All in all, it might have looked something like this:
Also, did you notice one of the key differences in the numbering? For all the other tribes you were counted if you were twelve years old or older. For the Levites, you were counted if you were one month old or older. Why the difference? One is set apart for battle. One is set apart for worship. Proves you are never too young, and never too old to worship the LORD!
Our next reading: Numbers 5 – 6