Some tribes settled on the east side, but only after they made a commitment

Numbers Bible Background

03.04.2019 – Old Testament: Num 32.33–42

To read the Bible in a year, read Numbers 32–33 on March 4, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

Gad, Reuben, and half the half-tribe of Manasseh wanted land on the east side of The Jordan, and the Lord granted their request by the hand of Moses:

So Moses gave to the children of Gad, to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with its cities within the borders, the cities of the surrounding country… (Numbers 32.33–42).

However, that would not have happened unless those tribes had said that they would fight with the rest of Israel and that they would lead Israel into battle.

If you want something, you have to be willing to give first.


  • Are you a giver or a taker?
  • If you want God to bless you, how are you willing to bless His name?
  • If you want the church to bless you, how are you willing to bless the church?

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