Some people really like numbers. They like them so much they even go so far as to make a career out of them because, “Numbers don’t lie. They are predictable, reliable, and trustworthy.” Numbers are certainly all those things. They are very important and we need the people who make a career out of them for lots of reasons. Numbers people help us and the institutions we love run smoothly.
We measure so many things with numbers; time and money being two of the big ones. Right now, from where I sit, I see six clocks. Four of them are digital. Two of them are analog. I see lots of numbers from where I sit. Having that many clocks is a little over the top, but as they say timeliness is next to godliness. I’d like to be as close to God as I can get, so if numbers help me do that, I’ll take all the clocks I can get.
For everyone who loves numbers, I’ve always thought the Book of Numbers should be their favorite book of the Bible. All the long lists of numbers and names in it may be viewed as a final roll call before all the action takes place; a year end reconciliation, April 15th, a grand tabulation if you will. The numbers and lists in that book are intended to prompt people to praise God for God’s faithfulness to so many over the years. Seeing all those names, adding them up ought to make all our hearts sing. God is faithful!
Numbers, the Book of Numbers tells us to praise God. If that is true then when we do our math homework or balance the checkbook we praise God. (Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23) There are several church members who spend lots of their time doing the numbers of the church. Every report they produce, every financial decision they make, every desimal they review my heart sings, “Praise be to God.”
If you’re a numbers person or not so much, I encourage you to read the Book of Numbers. In it you will see a great score of people God has been faithful to. Those lists are intended to remind you of how God is faithful to you. And in response to God’s faithfulness lift up your praise.
When you get a chance make sure to say thanks to all the number people of the church. We would not operate so smoothly without them.
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