Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, “Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites. But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load; but they shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment, or they will die.” – Numbers 4:17-20
God gave the Kohathites certain rules about the transportation of the sacred objects of the first tabernacle. These rules were for their protection, for if a Kohathite even looked upon one of these sacred objects, he would die.
It is interesting to me that though these sacred objects of the tabernacle were not divine (in and of themselves), they were holy (sanctified, set apart), because they were used in the service and worship of God. For this reason, they were to be handled with care and reverence.
When we stop to consider our own worship as Christ-followers, what “things” do we use in the service of God? How about our faith, abilities, time, health, and possessions? Do we consider these “things” sacred and holy before our Creator and Savior? Are they devoted and consecrated to Christ Jesus as they should be?
Better yet, are we?
Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness. – Roland Allen
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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