Summary: A survey of the book of Numbers reveals that it is not just about numbers.
Reasons For Remorse
Commentary author James Phillip of Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland says Numbers is a book that need not have been for it is a story of needless doubt and disobedience.
It is a book of census and censure. It is a book of registration and remorse. Chapter 14 of Numbers shows us three reasons for remorse.
II. We Have Reasons For Remorse When . . .
A. We Are Rebellious Instead Of Reverent Toward God. (vs. 1-10)
B. We Are Rejected Instead Of Redeemed By God. (vs. 11-35)
C. We Are Regretful Instead Of Repentant Of Sin. (vs. 36-45)
Paul reminds us "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death," (2 Cor. 7:10).
Preached at Patterson Baptist Church 2/28/01