Numbers 8:1-26

Numbers 8:1-26

πŸ‘‰ The Lord spoke to Moses

  • v 1, 5, 23

πŸ‘‰ Aaron was to set up the lamps in the tent of meeting.

  • light = God’s presence

πŸ‘‰ Preparing the Levites for service

  • Moses was to take them from among the people and cleanse them by sprinkling them with the water of purification
  • they were to then shave and cleanse themselves and their clothes
  • take a grain offering and a sin offering
  • bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and gather the whole congregation
  • the people shall lay hands on the Levites
  • Aaron shall offer the Levites in service to the Lord
  • the Levites will belong to the Lord

πŸ‘‰ The Role of the Levites

  • to do the service for the people of Israel
  • to make atonement for the people of Israel

πŸ‘‰ The Retirement Plan

  • age 25-50: the Levites shall come to do the duty in the service of the tent of meeting
  • age 50 and up: shall minister by keeping guard but shall do no service

Isn’t it just like God to have it all planned out? I love that there was an age where the Levites stopped doing the work – which made room for the younger generation to serve – but still had a role in honoring the Lord. Rest but still respect.

I love God’s Word.

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