Daily Bible Reading for March 10, 2020
Today I closed out the book of Numbers with chapters 35 and 36.
In chapter 35, God’s care and provision is shown for the Levites who were not allotted an inheritance as the other tribes. God would be their portion, as he told Aaron in Numbers 18:20.
“You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel.”
The Levites received forty-eight cities, six of which are designated to be cities of refuge, from portions of the tribes’ inheritance. God provides protection for those who kill a person accidentally with cities of refuge for their safety.
Verse 33 made me think of the judgment that we are setting ourselves up for with the millions of babies’ blood being spilled through abortions.
“You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.”
In the last chapter, God is just and fair. He honors women, specifically, the daughters of Zelophehad who had no sons and would not inherit a portion of land. Normally, the father’s inheritance goes to the sons, but God accepted their appeal:
“If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.” Numbers 27:8
God also made a provision for the daughters’ inheritance to remain with their father’s tribe.
“Let them marry whom they think best, only they shall marry within the clan of the tribe of their father. Numbers 36:6b
I am comforted by God’s righteousness, care, and fairness.
Let’s read the Book!