The joy of giving – Numbers 7
On the Day of the Dedication of the Tabernacle , the Tribal Leaders ( Nu 1:4-16 ; 7:1-2 ) brought gifts which were loaded on six carts and were presented before the Tabernacle. And the text says , ” The Lord accepted their gifts ” ( v 3-5 ) .
THE LIST OF GIFTS 🎁
~ A Silver Plate
~ A Silver Bowl
~ A Gold Dish
~ Animals ( Bull, Ram, Lamb, Goat, Oxen ) for Burnt Offering , Sin Offering and Fellowship Offering.
🌈 The Lord said , “Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar ( v 11) . The order of presentation of offerings to the Lord is the same as the order of their setting up of their tents around the Tent of Meeting . It begins with the clans of Judah and ends with Naphtali ( Num 2: 1-34 )
📌 The Dedication of the Tabernacle was a Mega Event . There was joy amongst the people 🙌.
Each day the leader of the respective clans has to offer 👉🏽 🐂🐏🐑🐐 :
✅ Burnt Offering (1 Bull, 1 Ram, 1Lamb)
✅ Sin Offering (One goat)
✅ Fellowship Offering ( 2 Oxen,5 Ram, 5 Lamb, 5 Goat)
✅ Grain, Olive oil and Incense.
📌 Remember each tribes brought the same gifts for 12 Days – a big celebration indeed 🙌
INVENTORY OF ALL GIFTS 🎁
12 Silver Plates
12 Silver Bowls
12 Gold Dishes
It was purely a Voluntary, Cheerful , Sacrificial and Systematic Giving ( A lesson for you and me )
📝 MY INSIGHTS
I) They brought the same gifts
👉🏽 The size of the tribe does not matter. It shows that all were equal before God.
II) Every tribes participated .
👉🏽 It shows their unity , no matter what differences they might have .
III) Every tribes obeyed God’s commands.
👉🏽 It shows their reverence towards God.
🙏 May the Christ-like LOVE , PEACE and UNITY dwells amongst us . May we experience the JOY OF GIVING in Christ. ” It is more Blessed to GIVE than to RECEIVE “. 🛐
Glory to God🙏🏼
✍🏾 Mark Boje, ArP 🇮🇳
Numbers 9:23 So they camped or traveled at the lord’s command and they did whatever the Lord told them through Moses.
When Israel was in the wilderness, God led the nation with a pillar of cloud and fire. The cloud provided shade from the sun in the hot desert and the fire showed them the way at night. It showed God’s care for His people.
When the cloud lifted, the people of Israel would set out and when the cloud stopped, they camped. Sometimes the cloud would linger for a few days and sometimes it lingered for many months.(vs 19,22)
The people were travelling with their little children, their tents and animals and they had to set up and undo their tents by themselves. They camped or traveled at the Lord’s command thro’ Moses. The Lord taught them to obey Him.
A true servant of God should never complain when God tells him to do what is inconvenient. He had to obey Him instantaneously like the angels in heaven.
The pillar is a picture of the Holy spirit. You must be led by the spirit in your daily life. Those who are led by the spirit are the sons of God. Rom 8:14