Everyone had his part to contribute

Numbers Bible Background

02.20.2019 – Old Testament: Num 3.33–37

To read the Bible in a year, read Numbers 3–4 on February 20, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

While the Lord did not want the tribe of Levi counted with the rest of Israel, He still wanted them counted and He wanted jobs assigned to them:

From Merari came the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari. And those who were numbered, according to the number of all the males from a month old and above, were six thousand two hundred. The leader of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle. And the appointed duty of the children of Merari included the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, its utensils, all the work relating to them, and the pillars of the court all around, with their sockets, their pegs, and their cords (Numbers 3.33–37).

This eliminated confusion and everyone understood what he was to do, and everyone knew that someone was taking care of other matters.

Questions:

  • What do you do for your local or home congregation?
  • Are you dependable?

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