There’s an interesting theme in the Bible. Whenever the Bible gets serious for a chapter or two, it then switches topics and becomes sort of blah with a bunch of silly rules that mean nothing. For example, in Numbers 27 we learned Moses is soon to die and the chapter ended in a cliffhanger. Numbers 28 and 29 say nothing on Moses upcoming death and instead focus on a bunch of rules related to what one should sacrifice, how the sacrifice should be made, and when the sacrifice should be made. Numbers 29 is a continuation of Numbers 28 on this.
“On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.” – Numbers 29:1
Doing work when God says not to is punishable by death. What happens if someone doesn’t blow the trumpets? Or is “sound the trumpets” an innuendo for something else? 🙂
I won’t bore you with the rest of the chapter. It is nothing but a list of rules on what to sacrifice and when. That’s it. God cares FAR more on offerings to Him than He does on things like rape and murder. If I were to live my life based on the morals of the Bible, I would stop everything I’m doing, run out to a farm, slaughter a ram, run home with it carried on my back, and burn it for God. Fortunately my morals do not come from the Bible.
Coming Soon: Numbers – Chapter 30: Vows