(30) God promised Abraham that his descendants would receive the land of Canaan. Now in Numbers, his descendants are preparing to enter the land. God is faithful to keep his promises. In that context, what does God expect his people to do (v1-2)? Practically, how should this effect our words and actions?
When might someone be excused from keeping their vow (v3-16)? Do you think this principle applies today? Explain.
(33) As they prepare to enter the land, Moses reviews their journey. Again, God has been faithful. Have you ever reviewed your life journey? Give one example of God’s faithfulness.
(33) As they enter the land, they are to drive out its inhabitants and all their pagan influences. Why would this be important?
How does chapter 25 point to the urgency of this command? What did God have Israel do in response (chapter 31)? What does that tell you about God and sin?
We can’t drive pagan influences from our land today, but we can seek to drive pagan influences from our church and homes. What might that look like?
(35) Scattered throughout the land, there were to be six cities of refuge. What were they for? How do they point to Jesus (Hebrews 6:16)?
What principles were used to determine if someone committed murder or not? How does this relate to teaching in the New Testament (Matthew 5:21-22, I John 3:15)?
If a person killed another by accident, how long was he required to stay in the city of refuge to escape the avenger? How might this point to Jesus?
What did murder do to the land? What does that tell us about our own land?