Living River Chapel
Numbers: “Faithless Israelites Wonder”
March 7, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Numbers 9:17
Numbers 14:18, Numbers 23:19, Numbers 11:4-6

Numbers: “Faithless Israelites Wonder”

March 7, 2021 / Numbers 9:17 Numbers 14:18, Numbers 23:19, Numbers 11:4-6

Key Texts:

  • Numbers 9:17 “Whenever the cloud was lifted up above the tent, the Israelites would set out; at the place where the cloud stopped, there the Israelites camped.”
  • Numbers 14:18 “The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in faithful love, forgiving iniquity and rebellion. But he will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ iniquity on the children to the third and fourth generation.”

Key Teachings:

  • God
  • Humanity
  • Salvation

Themes:

  • God’s :

The of the

Numbers 14: Israelites rebel against God. Rather than Him and that He would fulfill His , they reacted out of .

The of

Despite their , however, God remained to them. 

However, there were consequences for the Israelites, God their children to the land instead, showing both His and His .

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he might lie, or a son of man, that he might change his mind.
Does he speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill?

  • Human :

1. Deviating from what is , or 

2. Difficult or impossible to , or 

3. Going somewhere not  or 

4. Following no clear ;

  • Sojourn

Our time in the is meant to us that our lives are

  • Numbering the :

The law of Moses prescribed a religious service for the occasion of a  (Exodus 30:11-16). 

The Lord keeps an register of His . (see Exodus 32:32Isaiah 4:3Ezekiel 13:9Luke 10:20Philippians 4:3Hebrews 12:23Revelation 13:8).

God used Moses to lead Israel from Sinai to Kadesh, but even after they God there, resulting in the years, He remained to them and led a new generation to the edge of the .

 

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