Scripture: Numbers 3-4. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
The Levites were appointed and set apart to care for the Tabernacle and minister to God’s people. All the priests had to belong to the tribe of Levi, but not all Levites were priests. Aaron and his descendants were appointed to the priesthood, as well, but they were the only ones who could approach God’s dwelling place. The Kohathites, Gershonites, and Merarites were families of the Levites who were assigned some special tasks in Israel’s worship.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
Aaron and his descendants were the only ones who could carry out the duties of the priests and approach God’s dwelling place in the Book of Numbers. Today, people can approach God without being worried because Christ died for our sins. We can have a special relationship with God due to what Jesus has done for us. God has forgiven us for our sins and wants us to be close to Him. Our God is the Creator of the Universe, and our worship and time with our Holy God must not be something that we take lightly. The lines of authority between the Levites and the Israelites were clearly communicated to all. When we function with others in service to God, we, too, need to make sure the lines of authority are understood. When we are able to communicate well with others, it builds good relationships.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your son Jesus to die for us so that we may be forgiven and washed clean from our sins. We want to be close to You. Help us to listen for Your voice, guiding our daily walks in life. Please help us not to take our worship and time spent with You lightly. When we function with others in service to You, Father, please open the lines of great communication and authority so that we may build solid relationships with others. Please guide us and protect us and our loved ones through this day and always. We love You and thank You. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.