Numbers 3:1-51

Numbers 3:1-51

👉 Family Tree

Moses’ brother Aaron had four sons:

  • Nadab
  • Abihu
  • Eleazar
  • Ithamar

The first two die (Leviticus 10) for offering unauthorized fire before the Lord. We don’t know exactly what this means. What we do know is that the Lord had commanded things to be done a certain way (Exodus 30:9) and Nadab and Abihu apparently thought they knew better.

[How we worship – how we approach God – matters. Jesus reinforced this with his followers in Matthew 5:23-24.]

Aaron – at this point in Scripture – had two living sons: Eleazar and Ithamar. Eleazar was named chief over the chiefs of the Levites. He was in charge over all those who kept guard over the sanctuary.

👉 The Lord Spoke to Moses

  • v 5, 11, 14, 40, 44

👉 The Levites

God chose the Levites for himself. They were responsible for every little detail pertaining to the tent of meeting (God’s dwelling place.)

There were men assigned to guard everything from the priests to the ark to the altar to the stone pillars around the property. Not one aspect of the property was overlooked or too small to be guarded.

I imagine – no matter what area someone was called to guard – it was considered a privilege.

Anything we get to do for the Lord is a privilege. And there are no small tasks – no unimportant jobs – only holy ones.

You are loved.

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