How can a saved Israel (Exodus), learn to obey such a holy God (Leviticus) in thankfulness for their rescue? Numbers continues the journey of Israel as they seek to become the people God set them apart to be. In Numbers 1-10, through participation, orientation and purification, God continues to reconnect His people to the one true “bigger thing”- Himself, as they continue their journey with Him in their midst.
Only the gospel is powerful enough to massively and drastically change the life of a Christian. It should be giving us a whole new identity and making us almost unrecognizable from the people we used to be.
God and Jesus were spiritually and supernaturally connected before the world began. When Jesus gives us his glory- we have access to the same kind of supernatural community. Gospel community unifies, sanctifies and glorifies. We can only be unified in God and Jesus to the extent that we are unified in one another. We can’t neglect the work and commitment it takes to study, worship, and have fellowship together.