This week we finish up the last chapter of Leviticus and turn our attention to the book of Numbers. Why is it called that? It's a reference to the two times of census, or numbering of the people, that are recorded within this book. The first ten chapters of Numbers deal with the numbering of the people at Mount Sinai and also preparations for resuming their march through through the wilderness.
Chapters 11-19 in this week's reading talk about the journey of the Israelites from Sinai to Moab, the sending out of the spies and the report they brought back, and the murmurings of the people at the hardships along the way and the subsequent exile into the wilderness for 40 years. Then we move onto the last section of the book which details the remainder of the Israelites' forty years of wandering on the plain of Moab before crossing the Jordan River.
Here is the schedule:
5 (Su) - Leviticus 27-Numbers 1-3
6 (M) - Numbers 4-7
7 (Tu)- Numbers 11-14
8 (W)- Numbers 15-18
9 (Th) - Numbers 19-22
10 (F) - Numbers 23-26
11 (Sa) - Numbers 27-30
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His holy word. Amen.