Working and sacrificing together, we can do all that the Lord desires.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
1 Corinthians 12:12 - The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
Numbers 7:1-9:14 — https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=000cUi
Although Chapter 7 seems tedious, it is a beautiful picture of how ‘the Church’ works. All of the families giving sacrificially to meet the total need. Some gifts were in common (like the silver plates) but some were vastly different (like the amounts of Gold). God doesn’t measure faithfulness by weight.
Chapter 8 speaks of a preparation for serving The Lord. It includes being purified to serve. A great reminder in how our spiritual prep should include prayer that The Lord would cleanse and purify our hearts.
Chapter 9 is an additional instruction for Passover. God wants them to fully understand how important this festival will be in the life of the nation. Why? If this festival fades, the power of it to point to the saving work of Christ would diminish.
Lord, though I am a not an Israelite, I am thankful you let this ‘sojourner’ into your passover provision thru Jesus.
Priests served for 25 years?
To Know God is also to Know His laws and regulations. Although these texts (like Numbers 7) can seem tough to work through, we can see great care and order given to details. This re-enforces the truth that God cares greatly for the many details of our lives…even the ones that seem small or insignificant.