Numbers 3 – Priestly Calling


Have you ever wonder how the Levites separated and what were their duties according to their clan? This chapter will answer that question.
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Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 6 “Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. 7 They shall perform the duties for [c]him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.11 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine. 13 For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the Lord.”

Here is a link to the rest of the chapter:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=num+3&version=NASB
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It is interesting that the clan of Levites took the place of the first-born male of the Israelites to fulfill the priestly duty. You know that I like to link these passages to the New Testament statement “Nation of Priest.”
To further this idea, I want you think about how God designed specific duties for them to accomplish in service to Him. I like to think that this is a good example of what He expect of us today. Because when we accept Jesus we become part of His body (church). “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Cor 12:27. Each one us has a gift (appointed work). “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them” verse 4.
Verse 5,6 “here are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”

How do you feel to know that God wants you to work in His church? He truly has a purpose for you. So what is you gift?

Blessings,

Dnieper Vegavillalobos

Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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