A Number, but Important

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Numbers 3 and 4 today.
Sometimes churches get caught up in the numbers game in which we just want the largest numbers possible and we will do anything to get those numbers. Yet, having a count of the people is important. That does not mean that we are nothing more than numbers, but counting each person shows that each person counts to the Lord. There is even a book in the Bible called Numbers in which the tribes of Israel were numbered for various reasons. Chapter 4 ends like this, “According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered by the hand
of Moses, each according to his service and according to his task; thus were they numbered by him, as the LORD commanded Moses” (Numbers 4:49).
Yes, the numbers are large in the Book of Numbers and it might have made an Israelite think that he was insignificant, yet, Numbers 4:49 showed that each was numbered according to what he did. That was a way of saying that what each did counted so each should have been counted.
How many people are in your congregation, or in your nation? You are only one of those vast numbers, but God knows what you are doing and so He counts you as part of the multitude entering into heaven.

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