Lessons on Leadership from Nehemiah
“Day 4 (Numbers 4)”Categories: 40 Days in the Wilderness
God Is A God Of Order
When the cloud began to move, it was time to move the camp. Moving this many people would have been difficult without some sort of order. It would have been chaotic to move this many people by just saying, “It is time to go, grab your stuff.”
With God setting each tribe in its place and arranging them in the order He did He shows us once again, He is not a God of confusion but of order. Each tribe had their assigned place. Later in Numbers we see each tribe had their own responsibilities too.
God is a God of order. When chaos appears something is out of balance with God. It has been that way ever since the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. Sin results in chaos and a breach with God.
Even the way God designed the church there is order. There is order when people follow the Lord and when they are united together.
Yet, each separate tribe kept their own identity. The number and arranging of each tribe seems to be useless information. Yet, we see in this God’s wisdom. Each had their place. Each had their family. When they moved it was orderly and they were able to accomplish more.
God wants us all. He wants our hearts. He wants us to belong. He wants us attached to others. He wants us protected. He wants us to live lives that reflect His glory.