03/06/2018 — Numbers Chapters 26-27
In these chapters we see the ultimate fulfillment of the Lord’s plan for His people in the Wilderness when in Chapter 26 at the completion of the second census of the Nation we see:
64 Not one of them was among those counted by Moses and Aaron the priest when they counted the Israelites in the Desert of Sinai. 65 For the Lord had told those Israelites they would surely die in the wilderness, and not one of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
And in Chapter 27 near the very end of his life we see the continued love of Moses for the people he has been leading:
15 Moses said to the Lord, 16 “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community 17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”18 So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him