Dec 12, 2018
Sometimes, within the body of Christ, we end up with a hierarchical structure that wasn’t necessarily intended by God. Yes, there are designated roles and responsibilities with God’s church, but that doesn’t mean that some are more important than others. It is a matter of responsibility and calling. And in Number 7, we are going to see how the people of Israel understood that they had a role to play in the everyday affairs of caring for the tabernacle. While the Levites were the ones responsible for the care and transportation of the tabernacle and its contents, the rest of the Israelites showed that they wanted to play a part as well. So, they provided the Levites with a gift of six carts and 12 oxen. This appears to be a freewill gift, unsolicited by God. But it shows that they understood that the tabernacle belonged to them as much as it did to the Levites. They benefited from it, so they wanted to give towards its care. And their gift was highly practical, making the job of the Levites much easier than it had been.