Today I read Numbers 10 where the Lord sets forth the marching order of Israel and also sets forth the call to arms. Honestly I thought this was brilliant to have such a detailed structure of what to do during each type of an emergency. It is very clear cut and each Israelite, down to the smallest child, would know exactly what to do in case of an emergency. It's much clearer than our own emergency system!
The rest of the chapter details who is in charge of each tribe. It is not too surprising really how much like a military band the Israelite camp was. The military is about nothing if not order and God is also a God of order. If we think about it, humans really like to have order also. Think about infants and toddlers, they thrive on a schedule and when that schedule gets broken, it is very hard on them. Even as adults we like to have a schedule as much as possible. It gives us security and a sense of comfort. Heavenly Father of course knows this and wants us to be happy so He gives us what we need to be happy. He is a very loving Father. Until tomorrow.