BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Today We Begin! {3 Lessons, An Intro & Resources for Numbers 1-5}



The Book of Numbers One Chapter a Day

I am overly happy that today we begin Book of Numbers.

Here’s 3 lessons from the first 3 chapters:

1.)  God numbering the warriors and the worshippers (the Levites) and the different roles of God’s people.  They all matter – they all count!

2.) God organizing their camps and putting His tent at the center – reminding me that God is to be the center our lives.

3.)  Look at how organized their camps are!  Our God is a God of order.

There are more golden nuggets tucked into these texts.  If we meditate on what we read – I believe God will speak to us mightily.  So I don’t want to give away all I’m learning now – I’ll save it for this Friday when we meet again here on the blog – but for now – here’s an overview of the Book of Numbers.

Book of Numbers Overview

Purpose: Numbers tells the story of how the nation of Israel prepared to enter into the Promised Land, how they were disobedient, and how they prepared to try again. Like the Nation of Israel, we are given second chances.

Author: Moses

Date: 1450-1410 BC

Setting: The Wildnerness of Sinai and the lands south and east of Canaan.

Key Verse: The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. (Numbers 6:24-25)

The book of Numbers begins with the children of Israel preparing for their journey to the Promised Land. They have received the law – and now a census must be taken. So, the people are counted (specifically, men for war). Then, the people are set apart for God and so, the journey begins.

With the beginning of the journey comes the beginning of the complaining. From food to leadership, the people are unhappy. They arrive at Kadesh, and the twelve spies are sent in. Ten come out with fear. Two, Joshua and Caleb, come out ready to do battle and possess what God has already given to them. Unbelief strikes the camp – and because of their unbelief, the current generation will not go into the Promised Land- and the wandering begins.

The ending is similar to the beginning. A new generation is preparing to go into the land. They are set apart and numbered.

The Layout of the Book:

  1. Preparation for the Journey (1:1-10:10)
  2. The First Journey to the Promised Land (10:11-14:45)
  3. Wandering (15:1-21:35)
  4. Approaching the Promise Land for the Second Time (22:1-36:13)

Throughout the book of Numbers, we see wandering and rebellion. We’ll be forced to take a deeper look at our own faith. Are we in a place of wandering – a place where we are stuck because we won’t live out our faith?

The book of Numbers is going to ask us to walk along side Israel, to learn from their mistakes, and to see our patient God of second chances as we head to the Promised Land of the abundant Christian life.

Keep track of all the books you have completed on this printable below.  Notice there are no dates on any of our reading plans so anyone can join us anytime.  There are no sign-ups or enrollments.

My Bible Reading Plan

Good Morning Girls UK will provide the accountability you need to soak in God’s word daily, grow in your walk with God and live well!

Number’s Resources:

Printable Bible Bookmark


Printable Short Version of the Numbers Journal

Cover Book of Numbers Short Journal

This is for those who are not purchasing the Paperback Journal.

This is not the same as the Paperback Journal – this eJournal has been created for low-cost printing on a home printer and does not include the Introduction to Acts, Verses of the Day or Reflection questions.

NEW Children’s Resources

I am so excited to share with you these fun new ways to bring your children along on this journey!

{Free Printable} The Book of Numbers Word Searches FOR KIDS!

Numbers Word Searches For Kids Cover

{Free Printable} The Book of Numbers Verse of the Day Copywork FOR KIDS!
Numbers VOD for Kids Cover

{Free Printable} Coloring Pages

Tara over at DoodlingThroughTheBible has been doodling through the Bible alongside us and she is committed to doodling through the Book of Numbers with us!  She makes a new coloring page every single day for your little ones.  Visit her daily to get your free printable there.  Here’s what a few of her doodles from the Book of Acts looked like.


Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:

Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.}:




To print the 36 Discussion Questions for Numbers – click here.

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!

Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Numbers 1
Numbers 2

Numbers 3

Num 4-20[1]

Numbers 5

Numbers 1-5

Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Numbers 1-5

For Those Who Are New Here

You can join at our FB study group too here:

We use SOAK Method for our study:


Bible-Coloring-Chart-Bookmark-21 GMG-Bible-Coloring-Chart

I’m so excited you are here!  Do not get discouraged if you fall behind . Don’t give up! Have a wonderful week.


Happy studying girls.

Peace be with you,


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