Numbers is not the most popular book of the Bible but truth and inspiration are tucked inside this precious book. Let's take a look! We see in Numbers chapters 1–5, God counting the people, organizing their camps, giving out their duties and commanding that his children remain undefiled – a pure people, set apart for Him.
Can you imagine what the nations around Israel thought as they looked down from the hills on their camp site?
With the Tent of Meeting in the center, which had a cloud of fire over it, God commanded all the tribes to surround it in an orderly way.
Balaam said of the Israelite camps:
"How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!" (Numbers 24:5)
7 Things You Should Know About God
1. We serve a God of order.
Are you the orderly type? Are you a detail person who likes numbers, lists and laying out plans for the week, month and year. You are reflecting the character of God when you live out this trait in your life.
What did God number first?
Numbers 1:3 tells us, "All in Israel who are able to go to war."