Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


July 17, 2009

Numbers records the ordering of the tribes of Israel. can be a do I put it? Dry! Yet even in this organization of the people of God we see a design, maybe even a future.

 After that, the Levites came to do their work at the tent of meeting under the supervision of Aaron and his sons. They did with the Levites just as the Lord commanded Moses.
-Numbers 8:22 TNIV

Of the tribes of Israel, God orders that the Levites be set apart for the service of God and the people of God--as if a tithe of the people of God, a people tithe. The Levites carry out the sacred duties of leadership amongst the Israelites. But times have changed.

In Jesus Christ, it is not a setting apart of a tribe, the Levites are not the priests, we are a priesthood of all believers. (1 Peter 2:5,9) The tithe is not of a tribe among many, but each of us in our lives, set apart to be the people of God. Each of our lives is sacred unto, precious unto God, priests unto one another. What is sacred? You are!

Dale Patterson