Numbers: How Many Did You Say?

I am not a mathematician or good with numbers
Glad for availability of a calculator when needed
Could handle pocket money and the wage packet
Loved words and thoughts more than rigid numeral
Aware of the total amount in my wallet safe in jacket

The fourth book in Bible is titled Book of Numbers
It’s piled high with numerals and figures and sums
All the tribes of Israel and mentioned and numbered
The leading family male member listed but not mum
Numbers are accurate and varied all is unencumbered

Here are names mentioned and starting at beginning
Reuben Simeon Gad Judah Issachar Zebulun Ephraim
Manasseh Benjamin Dan Asher and finally Naphtali
Each tribe had their own particular location in the camp
Each tribe flew their own coloured Standard and flag

Each tribe had their own particular place special duty
They got on daily with designated ordered assignments
There is accurate precision in every action of beauty
Tabernacle was a flexible structure of divine refinement
A tent of immense activity order colour concentrated duty

In conclusion “May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the Lord cause his face to shine upon you
And be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance
Upon you and grant you his peace.” Better we accept  too
Knowing the Lord Jesus as Prince of Peace is mountainous

Frank Rowley February 2021