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Numbers Chapter 10   (ESV)


1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp. 3 And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 4 But if they blow only one, then the chiefs, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. 5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out. 6 And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are on the south side shall set out. An alarm is to be blown whenever they are to set out. 7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow a long blast, but you shall not sound an alarm. 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. The trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations. 9 And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies. 10 On the day of your gladness also, and at your appointed feasts and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings. They shall be a reminder of you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”



  • Read this passage twice with alertness just as soldiers awaiting the bugle to go out on the battleground.
  • God used trumpets to coordinate the movements of the people. They were God’s instruments for bringing about order and discipline.  The whole community was called and directed by their sound.
  • Many churches have a special music, a prelude to summon people to gather for worship. Our Sunday worship begins with the chairman reading a short passage as Call To Worship, signifying the beginning of worship. However, some people tend to linger to chat, to finish some work, some would come late.
  • We need to know that Sunday Worship is when the community of faith gathers for “Celebration”. It is our faith and confidence in God’s greatness, beauty and goodness that cause our utter delight and joy that we come to worship and to praise God together with fellow Christians.



Stay quiet before God.  If Sunday worship is about believers coming together for celebration, is there anything in my worship attendance that needs to be changed so that it will reflect my celebratory emotion and will?  Wait for the Holy Spirit to show me areas regarding worship attending that need to be changed.  Ask the Holy Spirit to help me make the changes.