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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
I am to be the only inheritance the priests have. You are to give them no possession in Israel; I will be their possession.
This was part of the Old Testament Law of the Levites. As the Ministers of Israel, they were told and commanded to live completely dependent on the Lord. God told them they would have No Possessions, but that He (God Almighty) would be their possession.
One of the issues that make the New Testament unique from the Old Testament is that EVERY “Follower of Jesus” is called to be a Minister of the Gospel. With that being the case, every “Follower of Jesus” is called to trust Jesus fully. The Lord is saying, “Don’t be concerned about possessing anything but ME!” Can you imagine “Possessing God?” Can you get your mind around that? I mean if our pursuit is to “Possess Jesus,” we’ll never have another worry EVER! Trouble maybe, but nothing that can’t be overcome. But WORRY? NO! It’s over! Jesus is calling us to chase Him, catch Him, and possess Him. Jesus made it all, owns it all, and has it all. What else could you possibly need once Jesus is, “Your Possession?”
After reading the text this AM, I can honestly say that I’ve never really considered “Possessing You!” Certainly I am not worthy of such GRACE! Amen