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The Book of Numbers “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”. Book of Numbers in the Old Testament. Time Period in OT History. Creation The Flood Patriarchs Bondage in Egypt 1445-1405 B.C. Wilderness Wanderings (Num. & Deut.) Conquest of Canaan Period of the Judges United Kingdom

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time period in ot history
Time Period in OT History

Creation

The Flood

Patriarchs

Bondage in Egypt

1445-1405 B.C. Wilderness Wanderings (Num. & Deut.)

Conquest of Canaan

Period of the Judges

United Kingdom

Divided Kingdom

Captivity and Exile

Return and Restoration

book background
Book Background

Title: “Numbers” (1:2; LXX and Vulgate); “In the wilderness” (1:1; Hebrew Bible)

Authorship: Moses (Num. 33:1-2; Jn. 5:46-47)

Date: 1445 – 1405 B.C.

Audience: Future generations of Israelites will be reminded not to follow the sins of their ancestors.

outline of the book
Outline of the Book
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
    • The original generation is given laws
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
    • The transitional generation is given punishment
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22-36)
    • The new generation is given laws
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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
    • Preparation for the journey
    • Order of the old generation
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
    • Trials of a journey
    • Disorder of the transitional generation
  • Israel’s Discipline from God(Numbers 22-36)
    • Reminders of a journey
    • Reorder of the new generation
time period of events
Time Period of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
    • 20 days (1:1; 10:11)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
    • 38 years, 3 months, 10 days (10:11; 33:38)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab(Numbers 22-36)
    • c. 6 months (33:38; Deut. 1:3)
location of events
Location of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
    • Lev. 27:34; Num. 1:1; 10:11
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
    • 10:11; 21:33
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22-36)
    • 22:1; 36:13
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Geographical Location of Events

Numbers 22-36

Numbers 10-21

Numbers 1-10

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Order of Israel’s CampNumbers 2:2“God At the Center of Our Lives”

Dan

Asher

Naphtali

Levites

Judah

Levites Issachar

Zebulun

Ephraim

Manasseh Levites

Benjamin

Tabernacle

Levites

Reuben

Simeon

Gad

N

W

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S

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Order of Israel’s MarchNumbers 2:17“God At the Center of Our Lives”

Dan

Asher

Naphtali

Reuben

Simeon

Gad

Judah

Issachar

Zebulun

Ephraim

Manasseh

Benjamin

Tabernacle

Order of March

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Numbers 1-4Lessons for Today

Be among those numbered who are “able to go forth to war” (1:3,26, etc.; 1 Tim. 1:18)

Take the commandments of the Lord seriously (1:51; 3:10,38; 4:15; Heb. 12:28-29)

Do “according to all that Jehovah commanded” (1:54; 2:34; Col. 3:17)

God wants order – “by his own standard” - for our lives as we travel through life (2:2; 1 Cor. 14:33,40)

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Numbers 1-4Lessons for Today

Proceed forward with God – “the tent of meeting” - at the center of your lives (2:2,17; Heb. 10:24-25)

Fulfill the “service” of every faithful follower of God (4:4; Rom. 12:1-2)

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The ConnectionBetween Numbers 1-4 and Numbers 5-9

The physical ordering of God’s people before the march Canaan land(Numbers 1-4)

The spiritual ordering of God’s people before the march to Canaan land (Numbers 5-9)

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Numbers 5-6Lessons for Today

When the Lord speaks, we must listen (5:1,5,11; 6:1,22; Heb. 1:1-2)

We must “put out of the camp” all uncleanness from our lives (5:2-4; 2 Cor. 7:1)

God will not allow uncleanness because he dwells “in the midst” of his people (5:3; 1 Cor. 6:16)

Sin is “against” God and makes us “guilty” before God so we must “confess” it to God (5:6-7; 1 Jn. 1:7-9)

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Numbers 5-6Lessons for Today

We sin “against” our spouse when we commit adultery with another (5:12-13,27; Mk. 10:11-12)

The one guilty of adultery is “defiled” before God and commits a “trespass” and “iniquity” (5:13-14,27,29,31; Heb. 13:4)

A wife, “being under thy husband,” is bound by God’s law to her husband (5:19,20,29; Rom. 7:2-3)

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Numbers 5-6Lessons for Today

Let us “separate” ourselves unto the service of the Lord (6:1; Rom. 6:13; 14:8; 1 Cor. 6:19)

When you make a vow consider it carefully and execute if faithfully (6:21; Eccl. 5:1-7; Jas. 5:12)

The Lord will “bless” his people who fear him and faithfully follow him (6:22-27; Psa. 115:13)

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What Was the Levitical Age of Service?20, 25, or 30?
  • Scripture References: Num. 4:3,23,30,35,39,43,47 (age 30); Num. 8:24-25 (age 25); 1 Chron. 23:3,24,27 (age 30 and age 20); 2 Chron. 31:17 (age 20); Ezra 3:8 (age 20)
  • Suggested Possibilities:
    • One age (30) was for transportation (4:3,23); the other (25) for the service (8:24-25); different ages were used for different levels of work
    • One age was for the wilderness (Num. 4; 8); the other for settlement in the land (1 Chron. 23:26)
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What Was the Levitical Age of Service?20, 25, or 30?
  • Suggested Possibilities – continued:
    • The lowest age (20) was for a time when the Levite numbers were in short supply (Ezra 2:40; 3:8)
    • One age was for apprenticeship (25); the other for full service (30)
    • A textual variant in the ancient mss. accounts for the different numbers; the LXX has “25” in both Numbers 4:3 and 8:24
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Numbers 7-10Lessons for Today

Let us bring our free-will “offerings” to the Lord (7:2; 2 Cor. 8:5; 9:6-7)

We must always follow the pattern laid out by God (8:4; 2 Tim. 1:13)

We must remove sin from our lives before we can serve God acceptably and effectively (8:21-22; Rom. 12:1-2)

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Numbers 7-10Lessons for Today

We must wait to get God’s answer before we act (9:8; Col. 3:17)

Let us always follow God lead, guidance, and direction as we travel through life (9:18,23; Jn. 16:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

God’s people are to assemble together, move together, war together and feast together (10:1-10; Heb. 10:25)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
    • The original generation is given laws
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
    • The transitional generation is given punishment
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22-36)
    • The new generation is given laws
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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
    • Preparation for the journey
    • Order of the old generation
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
    • Trials of a journey
    • Disorder of the transitional generation
  • Israel’s Discipline from God(Numbers 22-36)
    • Reminders of a journey
    • Reorder of the new generation
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Time Period of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
    • 20 days (1:1; 10:11)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
    • 38 years, 3 months, 10 days (10:11; 33:38)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab(Numbers 22-36)
    • c. 6 months (33:38; Deut. 1:3)
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Outline of Numbers 1-9
  • Physical Ordering of Israel (Numbers 1-4)
    • The numbering of men of war (Num. 1)
    • The ordering of the camp and march (Num. 2)
    • The duties of the Levites (Num. 3-4)
  • Spiritual Ordering of Israel (Numbers 5-9)
    • The removal of sin from the camp (Num. 5)
    • The separation of Nazarites (Num. 6)
    • The offerings of the tribes (Num. 7)
    • The purification of the Levites (Num. 8)
    • The Passover and the Lord’s direction (Num. 9)
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Geographical Location of Events

Numbers 22-36

Numbers 10-21

Numbers 1-10

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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 10-12 )

Wilderness of Paran

Num. 10:12; 12:16

Hazeroth

Kibrothhattaavah

Mt. Sinai

numbers 10 lessons for today
Numbers 10Lessons for Today

God’s people are to assemble together, move together, war together and feast together (10:1-10; Heb. 10:25)

Let us journey to our rest-land “according to the commandment of Jehovah” (10:13; Col. 3:17)

Let us journey to our rest-land while inviting others to go with us – “come with us” (10:29; 1 Cor. 9:24-26)

Let us journey while praying to the Lord and praising him (10:35-36; Heb. 4:16)

numbers 11 lessons for today
Numbers 11Lessons for Today

The Lord can get angry with his people (11:1,10,33; 12:9; Rom. 1:18)

The Lord is angry with his people when they murmur (11:1; 1 Cor. 10:10; Phil. 2:14; 1 Pet. 4:9)

Be careful not to return in your heart to the old way of life after following the Lord (11:4-5; Acts 7:39; 2 Pet. 2:20-22)

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Numbers 11Lessons for Today

The burden of leadership is not placed in the hands of just one man (11:17; 1 Cor. 12-14; Phil. 1:1)

There is nothing too hard for the Lord (11:23; Mt. 19:26)

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Numbers 12Lessons for Today

God’s people must be content to follow God’s leadership arrangement (12:2; 1 Thess. 5:12-13)

Speaking against God’s leaders is foolish and sinful (12:11; Heb. 13:7,17)

God hears the prayer of intercession for others (12:13; 1 Tim. 2:1-2)

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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 13-14 )

Hormah

Kadesh-barnea

Wilderness of Paran

Num. 13:3,26

The Red Sea

numbers 13 lessons for today
Numbers 13Lessons for Today

We must never forget that God’s rest-land is a “good” land given by God (13:2,19,27; 14:7; Rev. 21-22)

Following God’s plan takes a strong courage and faith (13:20; 2 Tim. 1:7-8)

Following the “evil report” of the majority will make us evil and will keep us out of our rest-land (13:32; 14:27,35; 1 Cor. 15:33)

Encourage God’s people to do what is right (13:30)

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Numbers 14Lessons for Today

The Lord is angry with his people when they murmur (14:2; 1 Cor. 10:10; Phil. 2:14; 1 Pet. 4:9)

Be careful not to return in your heart to the old way of life after following the Lord (14:2-4; Acts 7:39; 2 Pet. 2:20-22)

Those who murmur will make for themselves leaders who will lead them in the direction they want to go (14:4,10; 2 Tim. 4:3-4)

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Numbers 14Lessons for Today

Fear God and obey him, not the people of the land (14:8-9)

Be willing to stand with the faithful minority than with the faithless majority (14:10)

Disbelief and disobedience will keep God’s people out of God’s rest-land (14:11; Heb. 4:1-11)

God hears the prayer of intercession for others (14:13-19; 1 Tim. 2:1-2)

God may forgive a sin, but the consequences or punishment for that sin may still follow (14:20-23,34)

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Numbers 14Lessons for Today

God is gracious and forgiving (14:18; Eph. 2:4-8)

God may forgive a sin but allow the consequences of that sin to remain (14:20-35)

Failure to believe is man’s fault, not God’s fault (14:11,22; Jn. 20:30-31)

We must have “another spirit” – the spirit of Caleb who fully followed the Lord (14:24; Mt. 22:36-37)

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Numbers 14Lessons for Today

Don’t reject the good rest-land that God has provided for you (14:31; Acts 13:46)

Those who bring and “evil report” against God and his people will be punished (14:36-37)

The sin of presumption (thinking God is on our side when he is not) will lead to failure (14:39-45)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
    • Journey begun (10)
    • Murmuring (11)
    • Questioning (12)
    • Disbelief (13-14)
    • Laws concerning offerings (15)
    • Rebellion (16-17)
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Numbers 15Lessons for Today

Our sacrifices are a “sweet savor unto Jehovah” (15:10,13; 2 Cor. 2:14-15)

We have “one law” for everyone today – the Law of Christ (15:16,29; Gal. 6:2; Jas. 1:25)

Sins of ignorance are still sin and can be forgiven (15:22-29; 1 Jn. 3:4; 5:17; Jas. 4:17)

Some sins are “high-handed” and willful (15:30-31; Heb. 10:26)

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Numbers 15Lessons for Today

Find out what God wants for us before we act (15:24; Col. 3:17)

Keep God’s word at the forefront of your mind and do not follow your heart or your eyes (15:37-41; 1 Jn. 5:2)

Remember the true meaning of God’s commands (15:38; Mt. 23:5)

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Numbers 16Lessons for Today

Do not rebel, murmur or sin against God’s leadership (16:1-11,30; Heb. 13:7,20)

Those who disobey God in one matter will often disobey in other matters (16:12-14)

Do not join hands with those who rebel against God’s leadership

The sin of rebellion is punished by God and remembered (16:31-39)

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Numbers 16Lessons for Today

Some murmur when sinners are punished and thereby sin themselves (16:41-50)

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Numbers 17Lessons for Today

We need to accept divinely appointed leadership and not murmur or rebel (17:1-13; Heb. 13:7,20)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
    • Journey begun (10)
    • Murmuring (11)
    • Questioning (12)
    • Disbelief (13-14)
    • Laws concerning offerings (15)
    • Rebellion (16-17)
    • Priests / levities duties & tithes (18)
    • Purification of uncleanness (19)
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Numbers 18Lessons for Today

Our priesthood is a “service of gift” to the Lord (18:7; 1 Pet. 2:5-9)

Those who minister to God may be supported by the gifts from the people (18:8-20; 1 Cor. 9:13-14)

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Numbers 19Lessons for Today

Like the red heifer without spot, Jesus is our blood offering (19:2-4; Heb. 9:13-14)

God’s people cannot be in fellowship with a holy God with uncleanness in their life (19:13; 2 Cor. 12:21; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:3; Col. 3:5; 1 Thess. 4:7)

Man must purify himself from sin before he can be in fellowship with a holy God (19:19-20; Acts 15:9; Tit. 2:14; Heb. 1:3; Jas. 4:8; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 Jn. 3:3)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
    • Journey begun (10)
    • Murmuring (11)
    • Questioning (12)
    • Disbelief (13-14)
    • Laws concerning offerings (15)
    • Rebellion (16-17)
    • Priests / levities duties & tithes (18)
    • Purification of uncleanness (19)
    • Meribah, Edom’s refusal, Aaron’s death (20)
    • Fiery serpents, battles with Sihon and Og (21)
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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 20-21 )

Oboth (21:10)

Kadesh (20:1,14)

Mt. Hor (20:22)

Red Sea (21:4)

(see Deut. 2:8)

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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 20-21 )

Israel moves through

Bashan (21:33-35)

(see Deut. 3:1-11)

Israel moves through

Amorites (21:21-31)

(see Deut. 2:20-37)

(Kingdom of Sihon)

Israel moves through

Moab (21:10-20)

(see Deut. 2:8-19)

numbers 20 lessons for today
Numbers 20Lessons for Today

Some of God’s people will complain after being punished by God (20:2-5)

One may partially obey God and still fully disobey God (20:9,11; 1 Sam. 15:22-23; Mt. 28:20)

When one disobeys God he does not sanctify (set apart as holy) God and he rebels (20:12,24; Num. 27:12-14; Deut. 1:37; 3:26; 4:21-22; 32:51-52; Psa. 106: 32-33)

Sin will not go unpunished (20:12; Gal. 6:9)

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Numbers 21Lessons for Today

The Lord hears his people when they cry to him (21:3; 1 Jn. 5:14-15)

It is a sin to speak against the Lord (21:5; Mt. 12:31; Rev. 13:5-6; 16:9,11,21)

The Lord punishes sin, but he also provides a remedy for sin through Jesus Christ (20:6-9; Jn. 3:14-15)

The Lord will help us fight our spiritual battles (21:10-35; Eph. 6:10ff)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel’s Discipline from God(Numbers 22-36)
    • Reminders of a journey
    • Reorder of the new generation
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Time Period of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab(Numbers 22-36)
    • c. 6 months (33:38; Deut. 1:3)
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Location of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22-36)
    • 22:1; 36:13
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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 22-36 )

The Plains of Moab

at “Abel-Shittim”

22:1; 25:1; 33:48-49;

35:1; 36:13

(Kingdom of Sihon)

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Numbers 22-24Lessons for Today

Will we speak God’s word only – nothing more, nothing less (22:8,12-13,20,35,38; 23:5,12,15-16,26; 24:2,13; 1 Pet. 4:11; 2 Jn. 9-11)?

Will we choose worldly honor or obedience to God (22:17; Mt. 16:26)?

Will we die the death of the righteous (23:10; 2 Tim. 4:6-8)

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Numbers 22-24Lessons for Today

A strong God will make a strong people (23:10,24; 24:9,21; Eph. 6:10)

Jesus is the “star” and “sceptor” (ruler) from Jacob (24:17; Gen. 49:10; Heb. 1:8; Rev. 22:16)

Men can be corrupted by money (22:7; Deut. 23:4; Neh. 13:2; 2 Pet. 2:15-16; Jude 11)

Balaam had a conflict of character: both godly and greedy (22:32-34; Jas. 1:8)

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Numbers 25Lessons for Today

God’s people can be easily influenced by the world around them (25:1-2; Psa. 106:28-29; Hos. 9:10; Rom. 12:1-2)

Friendship with the world is enmity with God (25:3-5,9,18; 31:1ff; Josh. 13:22; 1 Cor. 10:8; Jas. 4:4)

God’s people can be so hardened that they commit sin openly (25:6; 1 Cor. 5:1)

There needs to be leaders among God’s people who will zealously stand for right and be rewarded (25:7-13; 1 Chron. 9:20; Psa. 106:30-31)

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Numbers 25Lessons for Today

The world can deceive and beguile God’s people into sin (25:16-18; 2 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 6:11)

False teachers, like Balaam, can deceive the world and in turn deceive God’s people (Num. 31:16; Mic. 6:5; Rev. 2:14)

Balak was unsuccessful in cursing Israel (Num. 22-24), but successful in tempting Israel (Num. 25) – so the Devil will try different means to destroy God’s people (1 Pet. 5:8)

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Numbers 26-27Lessons for Today

God’s people are reminded of the seriousness and certainty of God’s punishments (26:9-10,61,64; 27:3,14; Heb. 3:17-19; 4:1; 10:31; 12:29)

God’s people must turn to God’s word for answers to their questions (27:5; Col. 3:17; Heb. 1:1-2)

Men must be raised up to lead a new generation of God’s people when older leaders pass away (27:15-23; 2 Tim. 4:1-8; Tit. 1:5-9)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Direction from God (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel’s Disbelief in God (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel’s Discipline from God(Numbers 22-36)
    • Reminders of a journey
    • Reorder of the new generation
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Time Period of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab(Numbers 22-36)
    • c. 6 months (33:38; Deut. 1:3)
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Location of Events
  • Israel at Mt. Sinai (Numbers 1-10)
  • Israel in the Wilderness (Numbers 10-21)
  • Israel on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22-36)
    • 22:1; 36:13
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Geographical Location of Events( Numbers 22-36 )

The Plains of Moab

at “Abel-shittim”

22:1; 25:1; 33:48-49;

35:1; 36:13

(Kingdom of Sihon)

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Outline of the Book
  • Israel’s Discipline from God(Numbers 22-36)
    • Balaam’s curses turned to blessings (22-24)
    • Israel’s sin at Baal-peor (25)
    • The people re-numbered (26)
    • Zelophehad’s daughters and Joshua chosen to be Moses’ successor (27)
    • Laws concerning offerings and sacrifices (28-29)
    • Laws concerning vows (30)
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Numbers 28-29Lessons for Today

The life and service of a Christian is an unblemished “offering” and “sacrifice” to God (28:1-2; 29:39-40; Rom. 12:1-2; 15:16; Phil. 2:17; 4:18; Heb. 13:15-16; 2 Tim. 4:6; 1 Pet. 2:5)

The service of a Christian is to be a “day by day” sacrifice (28:3; Lk. 9:23; Acts 2:46-47; 1 Cor. 15:31; 2 Cor. 4:16; Heb. 3:13)

The life and service of a Christian is a “sweet savor” to God (28:8; 2 Cor. 2:15)

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Numbers 28-29Lessons for Today

The offering of Jesus Christ was a “sweet savor” to God (28:8; Eph. 5:2)

The “sabbath” rest for the Christian will be in heaven (28:9; Heb. 4:9-11)

Jesus is our “passover” sacrifice (28:17; Jn. 1:29; 19:36; 1 Cor. 5:7-8; 1 Pet. 1:18-19) and the life of a Christian is “unleavened” (1 Cor. 5:7-8; 11:24)

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Numbers 28-29Lessons for Today

Christians are “first-fruits” unto the Lord (28:26; Rom. 8:23; 16:5; 1 Cor. 15:20-23; 16:15; Rev. 14:4) and the church began on “Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-5)

A trumpet will call God’s people together when the Lord returns (29:1-6; Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 4:16)

Jesus is our atonement for sin (29:7; Heb. 9-10)

All true Christians will “tabernacle” together to worship the Lord (29:12; Zech. 14:16-21)

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Numbers 30Lessons for Today

Take your vows seriously. When you make a vow keep it (30:2; Deut. 23:21-23; Eccl. 5:1ff; Mt. 5:37; Jas. 5:12)

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Numbers 31Lessons for Today

People in the world who live in sin and do not obey the gospel will be punished by the vengeance of God (31:2-3; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)

False teachers, like Balaam, can deceive the world and in turn deceive God’s people (Num. 31:16; Mic. 6:5; Rev. 2:14)

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Numbers 32Lessons for Today

We should not let our brethren go to war by themselves (32:6-7,17,27,31-32; 1 Tim. 1:18; 6:12)

Discouragement leads to disobedience and punishment by God (32:7-10)

A new generation of God’s people are not immune from sin (32:14-15; Heb. 3:12-13)

We must wholly follow God or be lost (32:12; Mt. 22:37)

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Numbers 32Lessons for Today

Our sin will be exposed eventually (32:23; 1 Tim. 5:24)

Let us keep every promise that proceeds out of our mouth (32:24; Mt. 5:37; Jas. 5:12)

numbers 33 lessons for today
Numbers 33Lessons for Today

We should drive out, destroy, and demolish worldly influence among us (33:52; Eph. 5:12; 1 Jn. 2:15-17)

Worldly influence left alone will hinder God’s people (33:55; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:33)

God will punish the sins of the world and his children who are influenced by the world (33:56; Jas. 4:4-10)