God ordered Moses to fashion two trumpets of silver. The trumpets were to be the tool for notifying Israel in all instances. They were to be used to call meetings and to announce that it was time to move. The trumpets were to be the tools to call Israel into battles, for celebrations, and even to memorialize offerings. The trumpets were to be the sound that guided Israel. God was specific. The trumpets were to only be blown by the Levitical priests–Aaron’s sons. The signals were specific and procedures were specific. God knew that moving millions of folks required precision and leadership.
God treated these details with the same care he had with all things related to His people. God remained precise in every step and issue. He wanted each detail documented and each thing done with a sense of worship. God wanted His people to realize that He considered each part of the process, and He would execute his precise plan in their lives. The Israelites watched as God led them through each part of the preparation. They all realized that He paid attention to each and every detail. The trumpets were a tool that God used to not only signal His wishes for his people; but, also an ever present reminder that He was their leader and His priests, their commanders.
In our lives, God also wants us to remember that He cares for us just as much. His desire is to lead us with the same precision. He allows the Holy Spirit to act as our guide and His word as the trumpets. We simply need to trust the Lord and His leadership in our lives. We must never confuse His call for the world’s call in our lives. Jesus reminded us–“My sheep hear my voice and they know me.” John 10:27. Like the trumpets, we need to listen and follow God’s leading and leadership. We have to remember the precision with which God leads, and trust that He will lead with that kind of precision in our lives.
God Bless You
The Lord said to Moses: 2 “Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. 3 When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 4 If only one is sounded, the leaders—the heads of the clans of Israel—are to assemble before you. 5 When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out. 6 At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. 7 To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.
8 “The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come. 9 When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. 10 Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”