02/28/22 Each of Us

READING: Numbers 4:1-5:31

I’m always amazed by how God puts His body together. In the local church are people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different educations, different occupations, and often different languages. Somehow, though, God makes us one as He produces supernatural unity among us. Every member has a role to play, and every member matters (1 Cor 12). In fact, we rejoice with each other and weep with each other because we share this journey together. I will always be grateful for believers who have modeled faithfulness before me even when their giftedness, abilities, and passions have differed from mine. 

We see the same kind of organization in today’s Old Testament reading. Within the tribe of Levi, the Kohathites, the Gershonites, and the Merarites all had different responsibilities—but it was their combined efforts that fulfilled God’s calling for them. There were more than 8500 of them between the ages of 30 and 50, but our God—who is a God of order, not a God of chaos—gave them their specific roles. Each had his task, and the people of God were stronger when each fulfilled that task in preparation for entering the Promised Land. 

Likewise, our churches are stronger when all of us are serving in our respective giftedness—not sitting back, and not expecting someone to do what we should be doing. Each of us matters in the work of God.  

PERSONAL REFLECTION: Are you serving faithfully through your church? Serving in your giftedness?          

TODAY’S PRAYER: “Lord, thank You for allowing me to play a part in Your work. ”          

TOMORROW’S READING: Numbers 6:1-27, 10:1-36

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