The Lord said to Moses, “Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him. They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of the tabernacle. – Numbers 3:5-7
The L-rd told Moses to place the Levites in charge of caring for the tabernacle. They were to tend to the articles of worship as well as the accoutrements comprising the tabernacle. Each group had a specific function. Some cared for the sacred objects while other cared for the tent coverings or posts and bases. Everyone of the Levites had a task to perform in their worship and service to YaHWeH.
There seems to have been a theme running for the past few days in our readings, at least for me. I’ve heard the Spirit speak to me about service to the Father, fulfilling my duty, and being a true disciple of Yeshua. We are all called to do a given function in the body of Yeshua. Some of us are arms, fingers, spleen, heart, white blood cells, and even the bladder or intestines. The point is that G-d has ordered us to fulfill a role and expects us to complete the duties of that role.
For the Levites, they had to care for the place where G-d dwelt among Israel to prevent the other tribes from being killed for making the tabernacle defiled. Only the priests were allowed to enter the holy place. Their jobs were critical to the whole of Israel. The other Levites, non-clergy, were just as important because they had to assemble and disassemble the tent of meeting wherever the L-rd directed them. Everyone had to work in unison to get the job done.
So, where does that leave you and me? Are we doing the role that G-d’s called us to do? Or, are we shirking responsibility and living life the way we desire? Keep in mind that we will give an account before Yeshua with what he’s called us to do not what we chose to do. You may be a minister leading a church when G-d ordained you to be an accountant. You might be an accountant when G-d ordained you to be in the clergy. You might be a mother of three children and be exactly where and doing exactly what G-d ordained you to do.
The key is to know and then do what G-d assigned for us to do. The only way we can do that is to spend quality time with him in prayer and seclusion in order to hear that still, small voice of the Spirit guiding us into all truth and teaching us all we need to know. So again, are you where and doing what G-d wants or what you want? Think about it.
Father, thank you for your word because it is truth. Your word is the only constant over time on this earth. It accomplishes all you set it out to do. Therefore, let it accomplish in me what it was meant to do in order that I may learn, know, and do what you called me to do. I’ve struggled at times with hearing what you say to me and then acting on it. At other times, I’ve heard and not obeyed. Still other times, I’ve heard and acted accordingly, appropriately, and adequately to get the mission completed. Help me to stay focused and keen to your guidance that I may finish the work you’ve given to me. May your will be done, not mine. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.