The Book of Numbers: Day 21

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers

Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people.

Day 21: Progress

In Numbers 26:1-50, as God numbered his people once again, the counting reveals that the tribes of Rueben (meaning affliction), Simeon (meaning heard my affliction), and Gad (meaning troops or invaders), had shrunk in population since their previous numbering in Egypt. Though the Israel spirit was still deeply affected by the recent immorality, invasion, and plague, the hope of God hid still amongst his people. Though heartache, affliction, and opposition still remained, as it had when they first came out of slavery, God, by his grace, steadily remained faithful to shrink their struggle subtly but surely.

God reminds his disheveled people that his promises made to Abraham are still intact. In fact, Isachaar (burden carried), Judah (Praise), Zebulan (dwelling), Ephraim (fruitful an increase), Manassah (Forget), Benjamin (son of the right hand), Dan (Judge), and Asher (happy) all had grown in number since the exile out of Egypt.

As you read a very numerically detailed passage, think through God’s faithfulness. In numbering Israel, he reveals to them and to us that he holds true to his promises despite our constant tendencies to turn and run.

For Further Study in Scripture go to: 

NUM 26, HEB 6:13-20

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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