Thoughts on Numbers 24
God gave specific landmarks regarding the borders of the promised land.
This was interesting for me because God could have easily said – every land you step on is mine (God’s), so hey, as my people, every land is also yours. But no, God said, this area right here is your land – it’s a great land – and it goes from here to here to here. And you have to divide it fairly among yourselves.
I think God knows that people need boundaries because our finite minds get overwhelmed without it. l know from experience that young children need guidelines otherwise they get stressed. Same with adults too.
When God gives, he gives the right amount. Not more, not less, but definitely more than we deserve.
The second part of the chapter is again a lesson on leadership and management – Moses can’t lead the entire nation on his own, he needs leaders from every tribe to lead.