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1 Chronicles 24:19
This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the Lord, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
Most likely Ezra the priest/prophet of Israel wrote first and second Chronicles. Here he listed the order of priests and how they would enter the temple of the Lord, in an orderly fashion, in preparation for ministry. Historically, he was writing about the priestly order during King David’s rulership.
Most “Followers of Jesus” believe that for an individual or a family to be successful in their walk with Jesus, it’s imperative that they be planted in the house (some local church somewhere) of the Lord. King David promoted this idea in Psalm 92:12-13. But, in order for a local church to be successful, it must have order to what the leadership is doing. In the New Testament, St. Paul spoke concerning the “Gifts of the Spirit” and said that the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets who are ministering (1 Cor. 14:32). He also said that everything that happens in the house of the Lord should be done in an orderly fashion (1 Cor. 14:40). In the scripture passage for today, it’s easy to see that God has always wanted “Order In The House.” With order comes Honor. It’s never our individual right to try and make a personal “Splash,” so to speak, in God’s house, but rather that preferring one another we wait our turn for the opportunity to minister.
This AM, I’m just grateful to be given the opportunity to serve in Your house. Help me daily to make it all about You and give all the glory to You. Amen