THE WORD FOR TODAY
18 I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel. 19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the work for the children of Israel in the tabernacle of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel when the children of Israel come near the sanctuary.”
Each Sunday I walk into a very clean sanctuary. Carpets vacuumed…windows, pews and furnishings dusted and cleaned and loose trash thrown away. As people arrive the children’s teachers and helpers move to their rooms to greet the children and teach them God’s Word during Sunday School. Adults move to their respective classes where their teacher has prepared all week for that very special moment of teaching God’s Word. Then we enter the sanctuary after a time of Bible Study to Worship God. The Pastor, Minister of Music, Choir and the people have prepared themselves for worship. The sound tech is making sure that all aspects of the sound system are working properly…the people of God are prepared for worship………
A lot of work and effort is involved in just a simple Sunday Morning at the average Church.
I love that the Levites had been set aside for service to God. Their work was to tend the issues surrounding the tabernacle of meeting. They were considered a gift to Aaron and his sons in the responsibility for the worship life of Israel. Their work was indeed very special to God and to the people of Israel.
So is your WORK for Him in your local church. I thank God for the volunteers who are willing to be used in all kinds of service points in God’s church. Just the other day I taught one of my deacons to run the sound system during a funeral where I needed help. Thank God that he took the time to learn how to make sure we had quality sound for that very special service.
I could go on and on about the servants in my church. I could write testimony about how over the years men and women, boys and girls said they wanted to be servants for God.
Here is the CHALLENGE: God has given every believer the unique opportunity to minister as His “LEVITES” in the work of the Kingdom. I think you would agree with me that we must continue this GOOD work.
Lord Jesus, You are Lord of the harvest send forth laborers to work in Your kingdom…let there be no shortfall of servants committed to ministering in YOUR Holy Name…In Jesus Name...AMEN!!!