Numbers has been an enlightening book in the Bible. For example, we learned the Israelites think the clouds are God and refuse to travel when it is cloudy. No wonder it took them so long to make their trip! Let’s find out what Chapter 10 brings us.
“Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out.” – Numbers 10:2
I wonder what happens if gold is used instead of silver?
“When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.” – Numbers 10:9
God needs a trumpet blaring to remember the Israelites? The Israelites are God’s chosen people! How the hell does He FORGET them?!?!?!
“On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year, the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle of the covenant law. Then the Israelites set out from the Desert of Sinai and traveled from place to place until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran.” – Numbers 10:11-12
The clouds cleared, time to move. J Moses wants his father-in-law to travel with the Israelites, but Moses’ father-in-law declines. Moses is upset by this.
“Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes. If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the Lord gives us.” – Numbers 10:31-32
Wait…where is God? Why isn’t He leading Moses?
That concludes Numbers 10. The Israelites have finally left Sinai, so that’s interesting, except they’ve just moved from one desert to another (Paran). Thankfully God had the Israelites make silver trumpets to blare. Without those, God would have forgotten the Israelites.
Coming Soon: Numbers – Chapter 11: Fire From the Lord