The fourth book of the Torah (first five books of the Bible) is Numbers. The Hebrew title for Numbers is, “And He said.” It is the first two words of the Hebrew text. It gives us a better key to unlock the treasures in this Old Testament book. The children of Israel will go through the wilderness, but they would not be alone – God promised that his real and visible presence would be right there in the middle of the people. The Israelites could not depend on the food and water that was so readily available in Egypt; they had to rely on God and His Word. The book of Numbers is all about God’s Instructions in the wilderness. God tested His people and reminded them that His people will live by faith and they must live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Lesson for then; Lesson for now! Here is a “spiritual” New Year’s Resolution: Let’s resolve to live our lives by the teachings found in the Bible.
What do you think some of the roadblocks will be in 2015?
Brian (Disciple of Christ)