from Lynda Lindsey
The Book of Numbers shows us God's love. His orderliness. His kindness. His grace.
His provision. His justice. His desire for His people to celebrate and worship Him. Just as He set the boundaries of the Promised Land, He sets boundaries for His followers. He provided for His people then, and continues to do so today. He is a God of order, not confusion, and His ways are just. By providing Cities of Refuge God made justice possible for the accused in a time when revenge ruled. Confusion resulted from disobedience and rebellion. Just so today, sin brings confusion, disorder and disruption. This confusion clouds our relationships horizontally with each other and vertically with God. Yet God is constantly for us, not against us and waits eagerly for our heart to respond to Him! That is good news indeed!