Day Fifty-eight: February 27 – Today’s Tasting: Numbers 2-3: Assigned positions, in the camp for Israel, placed each tribe with a family banner erected in their area. The Lord divided the territory between the tribes of Israel. Yet, He did not assign any tribal territory to the Levite tribe. The Levites served the Lord by performing all the duties of the Tabernacle. The Levites belonged to the Lord only, with no assigned land. The Lord counted as their portion.
Judah’s side of the camp led the way whenever the Israelites traveled to a new campsite. Rueben’s side of the camp traveled second in line whenever the Israelites traveled. The Levites carried the Tabernacle and traveled in the middle of the sojourners. Ephraim’s camp traveled third in line, while Dan’s tribe stepped up to last in line during the wilderness travels.
Today’s Nourishment: The Lord became the Levite’s special portion. They received no tribal territory to set up in the campsites. The Levites provided Israel with a way to worship the Lord, as they maintained the Tabernacle and all the furnishings. We inherited the right to worship the Lord when we come to Christ.
“God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever,” Psalm 73:26. Thank you, Lord, You are my portion forever. No one can take my Portion away from me.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 4-5