April 1

Deuteronomy 10:9 9That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance, as the LORD your God told them.)

When the Promise Land was portioned out to the sons of Israel, the tribe of Levy did not get its own area. Instead they had cities within the other tribes' lands so that they could be priests among them. It is a wonderful picture for us today. We are to be priests (1Peter 2:5) in the world but not of the world (John 17:14). We have here no continuing city. Like Abraham we look for the city that has lasting foundations whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10).

The failure of the tribe of Levi to be the priests God called them to be was a factor in the downfall of some of the tribes. The tribe of Dan went into idolatry because the priest they chose promoted idols. Our faithfulness in our relationship with God and worship of God will affect many lives. The call of God on our lives is not just for our own spiritual wellbeing, but for many.

The LORD emphasized that the Levites were not to be attached to the land as their inheritance but to the LORD himself. He would be their inheritance. Which would you rather have? The answer shows where your heart is. Priests of God (all redeemed believers) must set their heart and mind on things above. Our desire must be toward our relationship with God, to inherit the LORD Himself, not the things that He has made. That is the heart of faith that results in a life of faith. The Levites were only a twelfth of the nation. They had a high calling as do you.

Consider: What do you desire to inherit?