Friday, August 3, 2018



"Everyone according to his service, and according to his burden" Num. 4:49
"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began." 2 Tim. 1:9

In this chapter we have a continuation of the instructions concerning the Levites. It gives a minute account of their work in connection with the marching of the people. The duty of carrying all the holy furniture was that of the Kohathites. This furniture, however, they were not permitted to look upon, or touch. Aaron and his sons first entered the Holy Place and covered each sacred piece, affixing the staves which were to rest upon the shoulders of the Levites. On the march these holy vessels were in charge of Eleazar, who carried also the anointing oil and the sweet incense. The curtains and the tents which constituted the Tabernacle itself were carried by the Gershonites. They were under the charge of Ithamar. To the Mera­rites were committed the boards and bars and pillars, and other things which formed the foundations upon which the sacred hangings rested. These also were under the charge of Ithamar. All this is instructive, as it reveals the DIVINE THOUGHT AND CARE for EVERY DETAIL of the life and worship of His people. It is of particular value too as it teaches us that in the thought of God every detail is SACRED. These men were in this regard the "caretakers" of the House of God. How often we are prone to think meanly of "caretakers" in these modern times! Such thinking is utterly wrong. The men and women who have charge of the houses of our worship are rendering holy service. And all of this part of the meeting before the foundation of this earth in that Trinitarian meeting (Eph. 1:11; 1 Pet. 1:20; 2 Tim. 1:9). See article titled “Triune meeting before the Beginning.”

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