Numbers 3: We All Have Different Jobs to Do


I could easily write the same exact post for Numbers chapter 3 that I did for Numbers chapter 2. God gave each family within the tribe of Levi a certain task to perform. Obviously, He likes keeping things in order. However, we are going to go in a little different direction today.

Again, every family had a different job to do. For example, here is what the families of the Kohathites were assigned.

Num 3:30  And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

Num 3:31  And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

In my mind, this is a pretty prestigious position. The Ark of the Covenant was very important to the people of Israel, and being in charge its care must have been a huge deal.

In today’s church, it is definitely no different. There are some people who are in very public ministry positions. Immediately, pastors and worship leaders come to mind. They are incredibly important for the worship experience, and I don’t want to dismiss them whatsoever.

However, the New Testament has something to say about the value of each individual who contributes to the worship experience.

1Co 12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1Co 12:14  For the body is not one member, but many.

1Co 12:15  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

This passage obviously goes on with more examples, but I think that you can see the point right away. Each of us has value that we can contribute to helping the word of God spread throughout the earth. Some people might not be as comfortable in public places, so maybe being a pastor is not right for them, but they would be excellent on the committee that repairs and handles the property. Somebody needs to do that job as well or the pastor would have nowhere to preach.

We are created as unique beings, and because of that, we have unique talents. When we all work together and make the most of the ability that God has given us, we will be the best witness we can be for God and help spread His word to more people.

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Posted on November 19, 2012, in Numbers and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the reminder. We need to embrace the unique individual God has created each of us to be. And we need to let Christ shine through us using the unique personality, talents and abilities He has given us. Using myself as an example (as an introvert), I strive to identify doors that can be only be opened by quiet persuasion. By deepening my relationships with others. Communication through the written word. Expressing unique and creative ways to make a spiritual (and practical) connections with others.

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