S: Deuteronomy 10:8-9 “At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD’s covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today. For this reason, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance like his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, as the LORD your God told him.
Observation: The tribe of Levi has been called by God for special duty of service. The work will be hard and there will be no earthly inheritance. They won’t get rich by doing this but instead of an earthly inheritance, God will be their inheritance.
Application: The work of a Christian is very difficult and leads to a cross. Contrary to what some popular televangelist say, it isn’t a earthy prosperity Gospel. Our inheritance is in Christ and the spiritual blessings found in our faith in God through Jesus Christ. We are called to be servants, not the served. The workers in the field, not the masters in the house.
Prayer: Great God, in the world I live in it’s extremely difficult to be the servant. It goes against everything taught, yet that is what you have called me to be. A servant of you. Not expecting a reward or inheritance to be found in this life but a promise of eternal life with you. Give me the strength and courage to be your servant. Amen