The book of Numbers traces the history of Israel as they make their way through the wilderness – but the end of the book brings Israel to the edge of the promised land. This means that the purpose of Numbers is to show future generations of God’s people how they may endure hardship and avoid unfaithfulness that they may enter God’s rest. Through this series we will discover how we can find rest when we feel like we are in the wilderness.
Part 1 - Everything Is Shifting
The book of Numbers takes place during a time of significant shift in the journey of God’s people. It shifts the word from Leviticus to Deuteronomy. It shifts geographically. It shifts from one generation to the next. This shifting makes Numbers an important book for our lives.