Numbers 2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Some people are a lot better at saving things than others. I think that maybe some folks are just born with the idea of putting something away for later. Then there are the rest of us who struggle to save anything. We just want to have it all and have it all NOW. I tell people all the time, “Eat your dessert first because you never know when the rapture of the church will take place and you do not want to miss out on desert.” Yet, there are those diligent souls who always set a little bit aside. The have a Savings Plan. If you ask them why, they will most often tell you, “It is for something special.” Maybe for a vacation, a house, new clothes, or whatever. However, they have a special reason for setting that amount aside.
In our verse today we see that God did this with the Children of Israel. God told Moses to count all the people. That is, all the people except the Levites. He had a special reason. God had set the Levites aside for special purpose. They were different in His desire for them. They were the Priests of the day, set aside for a special work of God.
In Revelations 1:5-6 we read “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Did you see that? We too have been set aside, made priests for the work of the Lord. Not only are we allowed entry into the Holy Place to commune with God in prayer, but we also have a responsibility that goes with this title. To be separated from the sin of this world and separated unto God. God set you aside for something special… You are His SAVINGS PLAN! His plan to save the world.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 1, 2 / Psalm 57 / Proverbs 4 / John 1
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 7 / Mark 7
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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