June 9 2016 – our spiritual inheritance.

In Joshua 18 verse 7 we’re told the Levites had no part in the Promised Land because the priesthood of the Lord was their inheritance. Similar statements were made in chapter 14 verses 3 & 4, where it says the Levites were only given cities to dwell in with their common lands for their livestock and property.

The Levites needs were met but nothing more. They weren’t to get caught up with farming as business, buying and selling land, making money as the rest of the children of Israel would because they had a special calling and those things would distract them from their call. Their call was to serve God and the people by being priests and serving in the tabernacle. They were to remain focused on and undistracted from that and weren’t to get caught up with civilian affairs. They were to “travel light” through this life. Their inheritance was primarily spiritual not physical.

The New Testament says we are Levites. Peter says we are a “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9). The Levites of the Old Testament are a picture of New Testament believers and like them we are instructed to stay focused on our call as followers of Christ. Paul challenged Timothy and challenges us by saying:

” 4 No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him” ( 2 Timothy 2:4)

Like the Levites our life is to be different from those around us. God’s Spirit in us makes us hungry and desirous to serve God so that we won’t want to get involved with things that distract us from that. We won’t want to live our lives focused on this life.

Like the Levites we have a spiritual calling and are to “travel light”, see to our needs but not concern ourselves with the things of this life to the point they distract us from our primary heavenly, spiritual calling.

Like them our inheritance is primarily spiritual in serving the Lord, not physical.

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