Saturday, April 15, 2006

Levis: More than Jeans.

By: OKpreacher

"But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as He had said to them." Joshua 13:33

"you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5

In Joshua, we see the fulfillment of God's promise. Each tribe received their God promised land. Each tribe received an inheritance of land that was to be passed down from generation to generation. Every tribe received an inheritance of land except for one. The Levis were different. They were the priests. Their inheritance was God Himself. The world had no claim on the Levi. The Levi didn't expect anything from the world. Everything a Levi had came from God. God was his inheritance. Instead of passing land down from generation to generation, the Levis were responsible for teaching about God to the next generation.

In 1 Peter, Peter tells us that as believers in Christ we have become Levis. We have not an inheritance related to this world, but our inheritance is God Himself. The world has no claim on believers and there is no claim the believer can put on the world. Our claim is God. He has claimed us and we claim Him. He is our reward. We are to have a deep burden to share Christ and to pass Christ on to the next generation. We are faithful not so we will gain a material possession, but our reward is God. Let us realize the truth that the world has nothing for us and our lives are all about serving and receiving the Lord.

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