The past few weeks as we read through Numbers and Deuteronomy, you’ve seen how God progressively called the priests from the tribe of Levi, how he gave them specific tasks, specific clothes to wear, and ways to act. After all of this he consecrated them for their work at the tabernacle. They were honored above the other tribes in their service to the Tabernacle.
Like all the other tribes they were no doubt looking ahead to the promised land, to having a place of their own after being slaves for generations. Trekking across the dusty desert, maybe they dreamed of a little patch of land with a home that they didn’t have to take down and move and maybe a little garden or vineyard.
Then God told them something they probably didn’t want to hear.Continue Reading