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Week 9 Day 1
The Levites (family of Levi) were very distinct uniqueThey were set apart for the work of the Lord
The Levites were constantly surrounded by the holyTheir tasks pertained to worship and to the tabernacleThey slept encamped around the tabernacle.
The Blessing:May God's face shine on you be gracious to you and give you peaceGod's face and not his back is what we want to know and experience
I wonder if the shine of God's face is something like the morning sun coming in my window on a cold winter day yet more to be desired than earthly sunshine is God's face shining upon us.
THE WORK OF LEVITES Care for tabernacle, atone for sins, bless the people. Numbers 1, 3, 6 & 8 50"You shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle, over its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it; they shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they shall attend to it and camp around the tabernacle. 51When the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it up. The outsider who comes near shall be put to death. 52The children of Israel shall pitch their tents, everyone by his own camp and by his own standard; 53but the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony." 5The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 6"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. 7They shall attend to his needs and the needs of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of meeting. 9You shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are given entirely to him from among the children of Israel." 11Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 12"Behold, I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites instead of every firstborn from among their children. Therefore the Levites shall be Mine, because all the firstborn are Mine. 11"Number the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families; you shall number every male from a month old and above." 39All who were numbered of the Levites were twenty-two thousand. 22The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23"Speak to Aaron and his sons, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say: 24"The Lord bless you and keep you; 25The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."' 27So they shall put My name on Israel, and I will bless them." 21The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes;then Aaron presented them like a wave offering before the Lord, and made atonement for them to cleanse them. 22After that the Levites went in to do their work in the tabernacle. 24"From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the tabernacle; 25at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more. 26They may minister with their brethren in the tabernacle, to attend to needs, but they shall do no work.Thus you shall do to the Levites regarding their duties." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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