This week Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers open up the Old Testament book of Numbers in our Bible Study series. Where did the name "Numbers" come from? From the census taken at the beginning and the end of the book. Why is this information included? To show that this is real history, and to show the size of the people that God had brought out of Egypt, would provide for, and ultimately lead into the promised land. Is there another more fitting name for this book? The Hebrew title is "Wilderness Wandering" which describes the main content of the book. Because of unbelief, the people were not allowed to enter the promised land of Canaan after they spied it out. They would have to wander in the wilderness for almost 40 years until the older generation was replaced by a new generation whom the LORD would lead into Canaan. Can Christ be found in Numbers? He is found in a number of places, one of which is in the Bronze Serpent in Numbers 21. The Bronze Serpent is a clear picture of Christ and how He gives life to sinners, dying because of our sin, through His death on the cross. Learn about these questions and much more in the book of Numbers when you listen to this podcast. The LORD bless your study!
June 10, 2017