Extra Responsibilities

From these additional tasks I learned time management and responsibility…

Numbers 3:1-51

Reference: v.7 They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of the tabernacle. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: In the final year of primary school we were given extra chores.  My two favourite jobs to do were ringing the bell for break time and to hand out the lunch orders to the different grades.  From these additional tasks I learned time management and responsibility… and it also meant I got to finish classes a little earlier than everyone else!

Application: Out of the twelve tribes of Israel it was the Levites who were chosen to take on special responsibilities.  They were to oversee the areas where God was honored.  What a special privilege this must have been.  And yet a few thousand years later we read in the New Testament that now there is not a special group of people who are set aside to honor God but that all who believe in Him are called to be priests.  Every single one of us is given ‘extra chores’ so that we can honor God in our lives.  We are all set apart to worship God and to live in such a way that people can see that our hearts are set aside for the God that we worship.

Prayer: Lord, You have chosen us to serve and worship You.  May we take on that responsibility with enthusiasm and dedication.  Amen.

Do you feel that your whole life is set aside in an act of worship to God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.