|Tabernacle at Mount Sinai|
Now it was time to move out toward the Promised Land. On the 20th day of the 2nd month, 1461 B.C., the signal to depart Sinai was blown. The cloud moved from over the Tabernacle. The priests blew the silver trumpets to call the camp of Israel to their march.
As the Ark of the Covenant sets out, Moses, full of joy and confidence of faith, shouts aloud words of prayer and praise, words that have marked every move forward in the Church as well: “Arise, O LORD!, Let your enemies be scattered! Let them that hate you flee before you.”
Moses recounted this day in Deuteronomy 1:19 in one of his final speeches to Israel: “when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.” From Kadesh the spies would go out to view the Land of Promise. There the curse of 40 years in the wilderness would result from their rebellion.
Key Truth: Moses wrote Numbers 10:11-36 to teach Israel to follow the Lord in obedience, in evangelism, in trust, and in worship.
Key Application: Today I want to show you what the Bible says about following the Lord.
Pray and Read: Numbers 10:11-36
Sermon Points: . . .
1. We are called to follow Him in obedience (Num. 10:11-28)
2. We are called to follow Him in evangelism (Num. 10:29-32)
3. We are called to follow Him in trust (Num. 10:33-34)
4. We are called to follow Him in worship (Num. 10:35-36)