devotional post # 2269
Num 4:17 Yahveh spoke to Moses and Aaron, and this is what he said,
Num 4:18 “Do not allow the tribe of the clans of the Kohathites to be destroyed from among the Levites,
Num 4:19 but deal in this way with them, so that they may live and not die when they come near to the most holy things: Aaron and his sons will go in and appoint them each to his task and to his burden,
Num 4:20 but they will not go in to look on the holy things even for a moment, or else they will they die.”
God was the power and the force to be feared here. But God warns against the sin that would cause him to release his wrath. Instead, he commands Moses and Aaron to set up a system where each Levite is given a priest who will assign him his particular duty. Instead of God relaxing his holiness, he orchestrates a system of helpers who can keep his servants from sinning.
Today, our churches can do the same thing. We can organize disciplers who can show new believers how to serve God without failing him.
LORD, help us to organize into a system of helper priests.