DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2023 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Portion Of The Levites
TOPIC: The Portion Of The Levites (DCLM Daily Manna 13 May 2023)
KEY VERSE: “The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance” (Deuteronomy 18:1).
TEXT: Deuteronomy 18:1-8 (KJV)
1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and his inheritance.
2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
3 And this shall be the priest’s due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
5 For the Lord thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever.
6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the Lord shall choose;
7 Then he shall minister in the name of the Lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the Lord.
8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
God has clearly defined plans for all His children and servants. His desire is that they render acceptable service without blemish to Him. God demands outright consecration to His service and total separation from the world. For those separated to render such services in our assemblies, He requires believers to minister to their financial and material needs.
The call for separation constitutes the core of today’s text. Of the twelve tribes of Israel, God specifically chose the Levites to minister in the name of the Lord in the tabernacle. As revealed in our text, He decided not to give them any inheritance among the Israelites; but He assured them that the Lord of hosts “is their inheritance…” He, therefore, directed other tribes to provide for them whenever they offered sacrifice. He also directed that the firstfruit of their corn, wine and oil, and the first of the fleece of the sheep should be for the Levites. God made this arrangement for the Levites so that they would not lack anything and consecrate themselves unreservedly to His sacred services.
Like the Levites, God has called workers in His vineyard to minister His words to their congregations. They labour daily to ensure His plans for His people are fulfilled. As they minister the Word, we should always remember to provide for their needs because they are separated unto God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
How we care for God’s servants reveals the extent of our love for Him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Corinthians 15-16
Deeper Life Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.