You may have noticed that it’s been a few days since I posted a "chapter-a-day". You know, sometimes reading scripture, especially some sections of the Old Testament is like mining for gold. There are days you strike it rich, days you find a few nuggets for your soul and days you seem to come up empty. Here’s today’s nugget:
But Moses gave no inheritance to the tribe of Levi. God, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, just as he told them. Joshua 13:31 (TM)
I think it’s cool that God established the fact that the priests – the Levites would be provided for by the offerings of the rest of the tribes. What a great message for the Levites to hear – that they were not to be concerned with inheriting land and possessions but inheriting God Himself. It’s also a good reminder for those of us who live on this side of the cross and the empty tomb. If we believe in the "priesthood of all believers", then we should look to God’s message to the Levites as a guide. Our inheritance is not of this earth. We should focus on God to be our inheritance.