Thursday, April 7, 2011

Numbers 3 - The Levites

LINK: Numbers 3

BACKGROUND

Numbers 3

Aaron and his two remaining sons (remember the other two died in Leviticus 10) were to be the priests who performed sacrifices and functions in the tabernacle, but they needed help for everything else. The other members of their tribe, the Levites, were set aside for all the other the religious activities pertaining to the tabernacle.

Remember back in Exodus 13 when God instructed every Israelite family to dedicate their firstborn son to Him? The Levites were set apart to care for the tabernacle and minister to the people as a substitution for the first born sons of Israel. This is described in Numbers 3:11-13 and 40-51. They entered service at the age of 25 with full service being at 30.

The Levites were further divided into the clans of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari each with specific responsibilities for the care and transportation of the tabernacle.

No REFLECTION and APPLICATION today. 

Enjoy reading! 

PRAYER

Lord, thank You that each of has a role to play in Your kingdom. Show us what that role is. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen. 
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