Monday, April 28, 2014

Is the Lord your Inheritance?

"The priests, who are Levites- indeed the whole tribe of Levi- are to have no allotment or inheritance with Israel. They shall live on the offerings made to the Lord by fire, for that is their inheritance. They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them."
Deuteronomy 18:1-2

The tribe of Levi was to have no earthly inheritance with the other clans of Israel. They were to do the work of the ministry in the tabernacle. They were given houses to live in and their daily provisions came from the offerings and sacrifices given by the people, but they did not receive any land inheritance as the other tribes did. Instead, the Lord was their inheritance. He was to be their portion, their allotment.

In the book of Revelation it mentions that Jesus has made us kings and priests (Revelation 1:6) unto God. We are kings and priests to God, not only are we of the tribe of Judah through Christ but we are of the tribe of Levi and God's desire is that He be our inheritance, our one desire, our one focus in life.

The Bible speaks of receiving an incorruptible inheritance, where moth or rust cannot touch it. What is that inheritance? Its the Lord. It is so easy to get caught up in the cares of life and this present world, and in making this world our inheritance, but have you made the Lord your inheritance, have you taken up your cross, daily, and do you follow Him and minister unto Him daily. Is pleasing Him your one desire, your focus, your one goal in life? Or is it other things?

May we make Him our inheritance daily and seek to follow in His perfect will continually.

Dear heavenly Father, I thank You that You desire for Your children to walk in Your ways and to place You first in their lives. May we all place you as our inheritance and seek to do your will. We love You Father, in Jesus name, Amen.