Old Testament: Num 31.28–30
To read the Bible in a year, read Numbers 30–31 on March 3, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020
By Don Ruhl
After the children of Israel fought against Midian, they were to divide the plunder between the men of war and the rest of the congregation. From each half, they were to make an offering to the Lord:
“And levy a tribute for the LORD on the men of war who went out to battle: one of every five hundred of the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep; take it from their half, and give it to Eleazar the priest as a heave offering to the LORD. And from the children of Israel’s half you shall take one of every fifty, drawn from the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep, from all the livestock, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.”
– Numbers 31.28–30
The men of war were able to keep more, for they fought and should get more, but the congregation needed some because they supported the fighters. However, the Lord received from the plunder because without Him, Israel still would have been in Egypt.
- How much from the warrior’s half did they give to the Lord?
- How much from the congregation’s half did they give to the Lord?
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