Often, the account recorded in the TaNaCh (Torah, Prophets, Writings of the Hebrew Scriptures) provides valuable insights for us as believers today. This is true of Numbers 8-12. Here we gain insight for people who experience God directly through the Holy Spirit concerning a Holy Spirit-led life.
Number (9:15-23) speaks of how Israel followed the guidance of God manifested through the “Cloud by day” and the “Pillar of Fire by night”. Each morning, Israel’s attention was focused on the cloud. If the cloud moved, they moved. If the cloud remained in place, they remained also. The account emphasized the point that no matter how long the cloud remained; the people stayed in place. They did not set out on their own (even though human nature would want to move on). [Read more…]