Numbers Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Johnny on Numbers 1
    I believe this is God teaching us to be ready to defend ourselves from those who wish to do evil upon us. Yes, the Commandments say not to kill, but it also says to not Covet other peoples things and such. So, the invaders are also sinners because they chose to covet against the nation for their resources and such. So, really the invaders are in the wrong as well. I'm pretty sure God would understanding especially if your nation tried to defend itself first by words (diplomacy) rather than fighting. Although, when your nation is threatened by those who wish to destroy you, you would be willing to fight as well. That isn't to say fighting is good, but rather it is to say you'd do what you must to survive.

    Then again if possible you should always defend yourselves with words rather than violence. Violence solves nothing, in fact violence only ever creates more violence. Take the war on terror for example. America has been a war on terror for TWENTY YEARS and COUNTING...
  • Sacha - in Reply on Numbers 1
    Johnny ,hi ,strictly speaking any one who considers themselves a Christian should never ever use violence to any one else ,Jesus is our example and we are supposed to follow him and do as we know he would do in every situation . Also ,i live in england but first and foremost i am a Christian ,God is my King ,im only english because i was born here of english parents ,i actually belong to God . I am also imperfect and dont know what i would do if faced with a violent person who wanted to hurt me or some one i love . Thankfully there is forgiveness with God . I hope i never am put to the test in that way ,also you too Johnny ,keep yourself out of potentially dangerous situations and away from people who seek to provoke confrontation ,stay safe and be cool ,Jesus doesnt want you getting hurt or into trouble !
  • Jerry Gibson on Numbers 1:50
    What is the tabernacle of testimony?
  • Joanne on Numbers 1:47
    Was Moses getting a poll of all the men twenty one and above to prepare for war?
  • Chris - in Reply on Numbers 1:47
    That is correct Joanne. God had instructed Moses to number the men from twenty yrs of age & above, to have each tribes leaders appointed & be in readiness for war as God had instructed them to conquer the nations before them & to possess the land that God had given them for their inheritance. You can read about the commencement of this thrust into these heathen, idolatrous lands in the book of Joshua.
  • Mina on Numbers 1
    I think even from the very beginning, God knew that mankind (we,the people) will try to do what is evil in their heart. Preparing the Israelites for present danger, for example in this case,battle or war. It is important as chosen people of God to have a designated army for the protection of each and every tribe. After all, they were in bondage by Egyptians for a very long time. As we all know, there are other nations already roaming in the earth, and in order for them to get to the promise land, they will have to go through a lot of them. Remember, the Giants.

    Applying it to our present time, America, for example have different branch of the military. We have the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guards-It is also for the protection of our country. Not to go to war per say,but to protect us from the foreign or domestic threats.
  • Kookie on Numbers 1
    I have a question where did it say that there was killing?
  • Kookie on Numbers 1
    This is greatttttt
  • Stanjett on Numbers 1
    Oh My. Now it starts. Lets go kill some folk and chase them off their land. War, war and more war. Will it ever stop?
  • Walter - in Reply on Numbers 1
    God's word says no, it won't.
  • Church - in Reply on Numbers 1
    war will stop when Jesus comes back
  • Pat H. - in Reply on Numbers 1
    Stanjett, Not to be rude, but I have noticed your remark before about "lets go kill some people" I don't know if you are trying to disrespect God's word or not, because you never explain your answer. If that is the case, I among many will pray to that you understand God's word in your heart. God wanted his people to be ready for battle. Men, not God, start all wars this is the devils work.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Numbers 1
    So, I'm wrong because I'm against killing? And for peace with all peoples.
  • Pat H - in Reply on Numbers 1
    Stanjett, no you are not wrong to be against killing, . Men are evil. That is why we must read God'S word. He wants all mankind to repent and accept Jesus as their Savior,be baptized and lift up and be an entirely new person in our hearts and minds. The only way we can do this is to love God and read his word. God gave his only son to take all sin of man! Jesus saves! He died for our sins.
  • Sanjib Teron on Numbers 1
  • Samuel Chidiebere on Numbers 1
    The ways of God are past finding out. He understands the end from the beginning.
  • BSP on Numbers 1
    Verse 54~The Israelites did all that Moses commanded because they recognized that the direction was truly coming from Jehovah God.
  • Tim Kirkpatrick on Numbers 1
    God is awesom, and Thank you
  • A disciple on Numbers 1
    James (cont.); So then for our application today we have the Lord's messages to the Churches immediately before the descriptions of the times of the end. We cannot go back and undo what Israel did and restore the kingdom of God through the house of David; God will do that Himself when He comes. For now we are to be like our Master who with singleness of purpose in faith yielded to the persecution.
  • A disciple on Numbers 1
    James; Besides the spiritual application to us now; there was definitely a plan in set for the world then at that time. With the perverting and turning away of the hearts and minds of men over the matter of Nimrod and Babel; the whole earth was corrupted and alienated in a heathen rage against God and against His Anointed. Israel was supposed to destroy that evil and bring the world back to God!
  • JamesBonds on Numbers 1
    I'm seeing the Lord's incredible order of building a Nation and He is the King of kings. Close to His kingdom on earth, striving for the promised land. Getting equipped, getting marching orders, when to rest, and so on; this is what God does with His people in the Spiritual conquest, especially set free, born again converts. Gods army, marching through the land.
  • William Barber on Numbers 1
    My God has shown me so many different things and answerd so many prayers but the question is how do we know he's there the answer is cause he told us out of his mouth he will always be there but we have to seek him he says if we dint know him then we will not acknowledge us
  • Hannah on Numbers 1
    Truly my God is AWSOME. His promise to Abram in Genesis 12:2. I will bless the and make thy name great ect. God did fullfil his promise just like he is about to fullfil his promise to me. He is truly amazing and I love my God because he is merciful toward his children. He is a promise keeper a man of his word. It's so sweet to trust in Jesus just to take him at his word so people of God trust him
  • Astrid Ihle ellingsen,Norway. on Numbers 1
    My Lord is my best and most dear Friend. I love Him. HE is the King and Emperor of the whole Universe. HE has given us the most valuable present. HE died for us. Let us rejoice !!
  • Teressa Tharpe on Numbers 1
    I wish that we had more people like those today.
  • Henry Azubuike on Numbers 1
    God is awesome and his faithfulness endureth for ever.
  • Mary Margaret on Numbers 1
    God is my friend he is merciful.
  • Adrian on Numbers 1
    Thank You that we are blessed with a GOD of udnnrstaenidg and a GOD who knows what is going on to us, Thank You Holy Spirit You make us strong and brave to face every situations also Thank You for your good leadership. Thank You GOD You are a GOD full of mercies and cares. LORD I commit myself to You everyday from morning till night.LORD I also commit my whole family to You. GOD bless my husband Datuk KA Chew because he is a good man.GOD You never give me a task too difficult to handle within my capacity, Thank You GOD for Your Grace is sufficient for me, Thanks and Praise You our Almighty GOD of the universe, amen.

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