devotional post # 2259
Num 3:11 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Num 3:12 “I (you will notice) have purchased the Levites from among the people of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the uterus among the people of Israel. The Levites will be mine,
Num 3:13 because all the firstborn are mine. On the day that I killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated for my own all the firstborn in Israel, both of man and of animal. They will be mine: I am Yahveh.”
they will be mine
The Levites were chosen to represent the firstborn of all the other tribes, and were drafted as the special forces army to protect and serve the whole nation, and to defend the holiness of God’s tabernacle. Each of the firstborn males of the other tribes was to have a replacement designated among the Levites.
You have also been redeemed, not by a Levite, but by Christ (Gal. 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18). When you go about your daily life, know that the eternal life you will live belongs to God, because it was purchased by the death of his righteous Son.
HOLY SPIRIT, show us how to live as your redeemed ones.