Deuteronomy 12: Do Not Abandon the Bible

The tribe of Levi must have felt like the outsiders. In a way, they kind of were.

God set them apart to be the tribe of priests, but because of that, they did not receive any land like every other tribe.

However, even though their set up was a little bit different, God still made sure that they were provided for in Deuteronomy 12.

Deu 12:19  Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.

It quite frankly would have been disastrous if the Israelites had abandoned the Levites. As the priests, they were in charge of running the offerings that God had mandated. Without those offerings, it would have been impossible to follow the commandments of God, and that ties back to what I wrote yesterday.

If the Israelites followed God, they would be blessed, but they would be cursed if they did not.

We can see this kind of thing happen in our lives as well to some extent. People throw away the Bible and discount its value. However, without the Bible, it is impossible to understand what God requires as we develop a relationship with Him.

The document is full of guidance and teachings that illustrate what our lives should look like as a follower of God.

2Ti 3:15  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

So, just like the Israelites were told not to abandon the Levites, I would encourage all of us to not abandon the Bible. It is one of the best tools we have to grow nearer to God.


Posted on January 3, 2013, in Deuteronomy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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