Today’s Devotional: Numbers 4
What do you think of when you see the words limited edition? I think that there are very few, it’s special, unique, set apart, not available for an indefinite period of time. Numbers chapter 4 makes me think that’s what Christians are!
- Matthew 7:14 says, “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (There are few)
- 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (We are special).
- Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (We are unique)
- Psalm 73:26, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (We are only on earth for a short time.)
The three families of the tribe of Levi had service to perform about the tabernacle. This chapter tells us who is to serve, what was the order of their service, and how many there were in the tribe who served. As this chapter unveils, each Levite had his assignment, just so, every Christian has a gift and a job God wants him to do. I believe God will reward us for doing what He wants us to do. We are not to do what we choose to do, but we are to exercise the gifts that He has given us.
God created us with gifts, spiritual gifts. These are unique to us and were given to us for God’s service. When we use our gifts we perform naturally and effortlessly. This is why we call it our gift-zone, strengths, natural abilities and talents. Collectively, every believer together makes up the body of Christ and are able to be so much more together than we are apart.
I see how God arranged people according to their gifts and talents and to perform the work of the tabernacle seamlessly, efficiently and effectively for Him. As a Christian, created and called to serve God with our own unique gifts and abilities, let’s approach today and be the best that we can be in service to God.