Bible Time Period: Desert Wanderings
You taught Israel to walk in faith through 40 years’ wandering in the desert: Help me to trust in you today, O God.
Numbers 5 looks at obvious aspects of uncleanness and also at those that are hidden, like wronging another person or being unfaithful a spouse. The instructions in the latter case are meant to keep others from making unfounded accusations.
As you read all of these laws and instructions, you are bound to have questions regarding the details of particular customs. Don’t let them sidetrack you from seeing the big picture! Jot down anything you’d like to go back to later, so you don’t forget it.
Meditate on the well-loved blessing (known as the Aaronic benediction) in Numbers 6:22-26. What does this mean to you?
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