Introduction to Section 5
Two months after passing through the Red Sea, the Israelites came to Mount Sinai. There, Jehovah made a covenant with Israel to be his special nation. He protected them and provided everything they needed—manna to eat, clothing that did not wear out, and a safe place to live. If you are a parent, help your child to understand why Jehovah gave the Israelites the Law, the tabernacle, and the priesthood. Emphasize the importance of keeping our word, remaining humble, and always being loyal to Jehovah.
IN THIS SECTION
A Promise to Jehovah
The Israelites made a special promise to God when they were camped at Mount Sinai.
They Broke Their Promise
While Moses was getting the Ten Commandments, the people committed a terrible sin.
A Tabernacle for Worship
This special tent contained the ark of the covenant.
The Twelve Spies
Joshua and Caleb were different from the other ten men who spied out the land of Canaan.
They Rebelled Against Jehovah
Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 other men failed to realize an important fact about Jehovah.
Balaam’s Donkey Speaks
The donkey saw someone who was invisible to Balaam.