THE NUMBER 5

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.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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