Welcome back to our ongoing series about the gospel of each book of the Bible. Our premise is a simple one—what if there was only one book from the Holy Bible, as our sole source of divine Scriptures? What would this one book teach us? What Gospel would we find there?
In this way, we not only find out that all the books in the Bible are useful for edifying and equipping, but we also see the consistent story that is found throughout all Scripture. We see that the Bible is a coherent story of God’s love for us, throughout the different eras, different authors, and different genres of writings.
Numbers is a strange book. Not just the title, but everything that the author recorded seems to be rather unordinary. It is a book of censuses, different lists of leader’s names, and the identification of future national borders. This is not a book that most would consider divine or spiritually authoritative based on such a description. But that is what the fourth book that Moses wrote is. That is what God desired to be a part of what the Jews call the Torah, or the Law. What was written in the book of Numbers may seem strange to our 21st century sensibilities, but what is recorded there is still of infinite worth. Between the censuses, the lists of names, and the towns with strange names, there are powerful and eternal truths for us to learn. While a person could rightfully spend a lifetime gleaning the truth of God from these pages, we will look at three things that we need to hear now. Continue reading “The Gospel According To Numbers”