Good Morning Warrior!
(Numbers 34:1 - 35:8)
“A place to live and to serve”
Text: Numbers 35:2
“Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.”
“A place to live and to serve” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The Lord Himself was the inheritance of the Levites. In His wisdom God prepared “a place to live and to serve” for His Levites. The 9 1/2 tribes were to give a total of 48 cities from among their inheritance to the Levites, according to the size of their inheritance. The larger tribes gave more cities to the Levites than the smaller tribes.
Instead of living together as the the other tribes did, God wanted to sprinkle His Levites among all the tribes; to live and teach them the Law of God. Instead of all the tribes coming to one place to meet with God - God wanted to be living among them all the time. This way the Levites would also be fully supported by the people, free from common labor and fully engaged in their service to God and His people.
This is still God’s plan today with His people the Church and His under-shepherds. The under-shepherds live among the Church and serve God and His people; and He sprinkles us all over the world to serve God and mankind; by loving Him supremely and our fellow man as God loves them.
Yes, God has given you and I “A place to live and to serve;” right where we are, every day……
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy