Today you should read: Numbers 6
Have you ever been chosen for something special? How did you feel? How about this – How did you feel when you did not get chosen for something you wanted to be chosen for?
This section of Scripture is important because it shows us that god desires EVERYONE to serve Him in special ways. This section of Scripture is all about the Nazarite Vow… How anyone, man or woman, could consecrate themselves (set themselves apart wholly for God) for God and dedicate themselves totally for the service of the Lord God.
See, in Israel, God had set apart the Levite tribe to serve Him in special ways in the temple and inside of the Levite tribe specifically the priests. But now God has upped it, He is saying anyone who wants to dedicate and consecrate themselves for me can do so, but the requirements are strict.
I used to read this and wonder why the requirements are so strict but now I read this in wonder of the holiness of God that the requirements show (you can read about these in verses 1-21. Being set apart like this is special.
And the truth is, if you are in a relationship with God through Jesus, God has set you apart in a similar way. He has made you holy (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21). He has given you a mission (Matthew 28:19-20). He has gifted you and equipped you to serve the church (1 Corinthians 12)… and much more. God has not just saved you FROM something but FOR something. You have a high calling.
How can you serve God this week in your HIGH calling?
By: Nick Parsons — Pastoral Ministry Associate – College
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