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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Be careful not to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land.
Throughout this entire chapter, Moses instructed the people of God in ceremonial worship procedures. And then he simply said, “Don’t ever forget to take care of the Levites as long as you are alive.”
In the Jewish nation, which was made up of the twelve tribes of Jacob, the members of the Levite tribe were the ministers. If you were born a Levite, you would somehow serve the spiritual needs of Israel. Eleven tribes tithed to the one tribe. The Levites lived just a little bit better than middle class. And so Moses spoke as an oracle of God when he said, “Don’t forget the needs of your pastors as long as you shall live.” Every nation needs education, healthcare, food, commerce, defense, and the “Rule of Law.” But often a nation will forget that it has spiritual needs that must be served. And when a nation forgets its pastors, it means it has already forgotten its God. It was Solomon who said, “Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth” (Ecc. 12:1). He believed that early on a boy or girl should be taught to remember God first. St. Paul said, “How can they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14). It’s true, one leads to another. “Take Care Of Your Pastors.”
Thank You today for all You’ve done for me. Thank You for giving me good “Spiritual Leaders” all my life. With Your help I will take care of them. Amen