The Book of Numbers is unlikely to be many Christians’ favourite book in the Bible. The reason perhaps is because there doesn’t seem to be a coherent subject matter. Contained within this book are two censuses that were taken some 38 years apart, a motley collection of laws, historical narratives and various instructions on how Israel was to organise herself. To observe this book as a series of unrelated episodes is to miss the point of the book itself. Numbers really gives us keys for how to order our lives aright in order to take on the calling that God has for us.