Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Where’s My Inheritance?

I can identify with the Old Testament Levites.

You will never find “Levi” on a map that shows the distribution of the land among the tribes of Israel.  They didn’t get any!   Instead, God said that He Himself, and the privilege of serving Him, would be their inheritance, or special possession.  (Numbers 18:23b-32; Joshua 13:33 & 18:7)

Another way in which the Levites were different is that they were supported by the tithes of the other people as they devoted themselves to God’s service.  And they, in turn, were to give God a tithe of what they received.

My husband and I own no property—no land, house or even car.  I must admit that occasionally I feel disenfranchised.  But in my saner moments I appreciate the freedom this really gives.  And I give thanks for the special privilege of having none other than God Himself—and the privilege of serving Him full-time—as my special possession.  And like the Levites, we give thanks for the support of God’s people and also give a share of that back to the Lord.

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