Patriarchs and Prophets -- Study Guide


Chapter 36: In the Wilderness

1. How did God still provide for His people during their forty years of banishment in the wilderness? PP-SG 38.1

2. Read Numbers 15:29-41. What is the context of the story of the man gathering sticks on the Sabbath? Why was God so strict as to have a person executed for such an act? Why should the entire camp of Israel participate in the stoning of one man? When is it ever appropriate to have an entire community involved with punishing one person? PP-SG 38.2

3. Read Isaiah 58:13, 14. God wants strict obedience to His Sabbath law but also wants the day to be a delight. How are these two aspects compatible? PP-SG 38.3