Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM
Grand Commanding Officer
The Number 5
Because man has 5 fingers, 5 toes, and 5 senses the number 5 is significant and thought to be the number of human weaknesses. He is considered weak and dependent. The number 5 may speak of man’s weakness and inability or God’s strength and ability. Some interesting examples:
- The 5 loaves were not enough to feed the great multitude.
- The 5 brothers in Luke 16 could not keep themselves out of Hades.
- The 5 husbands could not satisfy the woman at the well.