Numbers 26 – The Census


The United States takes a census every ten years to know how many people there are in their country. God took a census of His people… but why?! Let us read and find out why…:^D

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<b><sup>[<a title="See footnote a" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+26&version=NASB#fen-NASB-4491a">a</a>%5D</sup></b>Then it came about after the plague, <b><sup>[<a title="See footnote b" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+26&version=NASB#fen-NASB-4491b">b</a>%5D</sup></b>that the Lord spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, <b><sup>2 </sup></b>“Take a <b><sup>[<a title="See footnote c" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+26&version=NASB#fen-NASB-4492c">c</a>%5D</sup></b>census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers’ households, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel.” <b><sup>3 </sup></b>So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,<b><sup>4 </sup></b>“<i>Take a census of the people</i> from twenty years old and upward, as the Lord has commanded Moses.”

<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+26&version=NASB">http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+26&version=NASB</a&gt;

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After many people died because of the plague there was something that needed to be done. And that was to take a census because the number of people in some tribes had changed which meant that now the inheritance of each tribe had to be reevaluated. As I was reading this I thought to myself there are a lot of people and that was just counting the people from twenty years and up and who were able to fight. God took care of each one those people and knew everything about them and now yes there are a lot of people in the world and sometimes you might feel like God does not know who you are but God does know who you are He knows everything even in the smallest details like what Luke 12:7 says. God loves us sooooo much that He not only died but lived again so that we may have eternal life with Him. God wants your name to be in the census He takes up in Heaven. Let us be the ones that are able to go to fight the good fight  so that we may dwell with Jesus in Heaven when He comes back.

Happy Sabbath and God bless!!:^D

D.H

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