Numbers

A Generous Proposal

Jan 01

A Generous Proposal   “Come thou, with us, and we will do thee good.” — Numbers x. 29.   THESE ancient words, so simple, yet so sweet, fascinate us with a potent hallowed charm. They ring out their melody like a familiar air; the language of a heart instinct with kindness, inspired with faith, and inspirited with the enthusiasm …

Numbers:10:29

The Numbered People

Jan 01

The Numbered People    “According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the Lord commanded Moses.”— Numbers iv. 49.   ISRAEL in the wilderness is admitted in some respects to have been a type …

Numbers:4:49

The Census of Israel

Apr 05

The Census of Israel   “These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in …

Numbers:26:63-65

The Blessing of the High Priest

Oct 26

The Blessing of the High Priest   “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord …

Numbers:6:22-27

Feeding on a Whole Christ

Apr 03

Feeding on a Whole Christ   “The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.” — Numbers …

Numbers:9:11-12

Lowly Service

Aug 12

Lowly Service     “This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens: and they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of …

Numbers:4:24-26

The Great Sin of Doing Nothing.

Aug 05

THE GREAT SIN OF DOING NOTHING.   “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.” — Numbers xxxii. 23.   THERE are many dear friends engaged in business who can only reach the Tabernacle in time for the middle of the service, and therefore …

Numbers:32:23

The First Setting Up of the Brazen Serpent

May 10

The First Setting Up of the Brazen Serpent   “And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out …

Numbers:21:4-9

The Best War-Cry

Mar 04

The Best War-Cry   “The Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.”— Numbers xxiii. 21.   IT was a singular spectacle to see the king of Moab and his lords climbing to the tops of the craggy rocks, accompanied by that strange being, the Eastern prophet Balaam. They are seeking to …

Numbers:23:21

Number 1,500, or Lifting Up the Brazen Serpent

Oct 19

Number 1,500, or Lifting Up the Brazen Serpent    “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” — Numbers xxi. 9.   THIS discourse when it shall he printed will make fifteen …

Numbers:21:9