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April 8: Numbers 26 | Proverbs 18 | Philippians 1-2

Reading 1 - Num 26

"At this stage, a further census of the people is ordered. In view of the severity of the plague following the folly at Baal-peor, this is necessary, and it reveals some interesting facts. The first census (Exo 30:12) was basically for the purpose of organising the religious life of the people. The second (Num 1;2) was principally for military purposes, to ascertain the number who were 'able to go forth to war' (Num 1:2