Read Numbers 1:1 through 3:13; Matthew 27:27–44
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: “The Israelites are to camp around the tent of meeting some distance from it, each of them under their standard and holding the banners of their family” (Numbers 2:1–2).
The Hebrew title for the Book of Numbers means “in the wilderness.” Numbers records the years of Israel’s wandering in the desert between Mount Sinai and Canaan.
Yet in that wilderness, God was there among His people. All could witness the glory of His presence above the tabernacle in the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.
This awesome scene took on human form when Jesus came to this earth. He dwelled among us so we could behold God’s glory. In Jesus, humanity was able to behold God’s nature, His compassion, and His incredible love for us.
It is an incredible thing to think the Lord of glory chooses to dwell among His people. What significance this puts into our otherwise ordinary, commonplace lives. And He wants to walk through life with each one of His redeemed children. The presence of the Lord puts glory and purpose into our daily lives.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, fill my life with the glory of Your presence.
Quicklook: Numbers 2:1–2,34