Numbers 3:36 Responsible For Small Things

The Merarites were appointed to take care of the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts, bases, all its equipment, and everything related to their use, Numbers 3:36

Every large company or organization has many different types of workers. These workers are the ones who do various jobs in order to make the organization run smoothly and correctly.

Only a few of the positions available are the glamorous looking leadership positions that many desire. Most of the positions are the ‘lower’ positions doing what appear to be menial or unimportant jobs. Though they may seem to be unimportant, all these positions are needed and are important.

God gave the sons of Merari, the son of Aaron, the job of caring for the frames and posts of the tabernacle and everything related to their use.

In the work for the tabernacle, caring for some posts does not appear to be something exciting to do. It is not the lead position of being the high priest or taking care of the sacrifices. Doing this type of work would be the like a person cleaning the toilets or vacuuming the carpet in a church today. These appear to be small jobs of no value.

There have been people in the church who leave the church because they are not allowed to do the big jobs. Pride gets in the way of their heart and does not allow them to do the small, necessary jobs.

Without small jobs being done, the big job cannot be accomplished successfully.

Believers are to do everything that they do as unto God. Every job, whether big or small, is to be focused on building God’s kingdom. In the eyes of God, every job that He hands a person to do is important for the building of His kingdom.

You may have a titled position in your church or you may not have one. Either way you have a job to do in order to assist in building God’s kingdom here on this earth.

Do not allow yourself to be resentful of the position you have or jealous of a position that you do not have. Allow God to work through you in whatever is available for you to accomplish. He will work within your skills and abilities to build His kingdom.

Together with others, you will build His church here on this earth.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal to you the work He has for you to do; that you will work as unto God; and that you will see the value in the work you do in building God’s kingdom.

Revelation 12:17 There Is A War Going On

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring–those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. Revelation 12:17

People all over the world are desiring peace and an end to wars. Yet, wars are occurring on a regular basis around the world.

Nations are fighting against nations for control and power. Inside every nation people are fighting against other people for many different reasons. The fighting is occurring from a national level all the way down to inside of homes and families.

John describes a woman, (believed to be the church), being protected from a dragon, (Satan). Since Satan could not get the woman, he goes after her offspring who are all the believers that keep God’s word and their testimony about Jesus.

As the world is focused on various physical wars occurring all over the world, there is a greater war going on that is not always physical. It is a war against believers in Jesus.

Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy everyone and everything he can. He hates anyone who has life, joy and peace and will do anything he can to destroy that person, thus warring against every believer.

This war begins in the mind and will of each person. His ammunition is not physical bullets and bombs, but temptations to sin and doubt. Every sin is a direct disobedience to God’s will. Doubt is a result in not believing the word of God and the work of Jesus in one’s own life.

Knowing that Satan is on a warpath against every believer, it should cause the believer to be aware of it and ready to hold on to what God has said as truth. The believer must also stay focused on obeying every command of God, despite the war waged against him.

You are in a war for your soul from the moment you chose to believe in and follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Neither Satan nor the world likes what you are doing and will do whatever it takes to try and stop you and defeat you.

Do not be surprised when trials and temptations come your way, Satan wants you to lose. Do not give up or give in on your obedience to God and holding onto the promises of God through Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will make you will be aware of the attacks of the enemy; that you will obey the commands of God; that you will hold on to your testimony about Jesus; and that God will give you victory over the enemy.

Ephesians 3:10 God’s Purpose For The Church

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, Ephesians 3:10

Every organization or business has some purpose for its being in place. They have some focus on what is to be accomplished in the day-to-day operations, with a long term goal in sight.

Any group that does not have some set purpose, has no reason to exist. They will flounder around and accomplish nothing of any value. Having purpose works all the way from corporate settings down to the individual himself.

Paul points out that God’s intent for the church was that the church would make known His wisdom to the world and all rulers and authorities.

Although it is commonly thought of the church being just the building, this is not true. The church is the people that attend a building and give reason and purpose to the physical building. It is people who make up the real body of the Christ, being the church.

Often many people wonder what the purpose of the church is and what their purpose in this life is. Being a believer makes one part of the church, and the purpose, thus, is one and the same–to make the wisdom of God known to everyone else.

This wisdom that is to be made known, is the wisdom God had in providing salvation from the judgement for sin for every person. It is the process of releasing a person from the death sentence upon his head for the sins he committed.

Every believer, as a part of God’s church, has this mandate to make known what Jesus has already done to every person that they can tell. The entire world needs to hear of God’s wisdom and the church body is the one to pass it on.

At some point in your life, someone passed on God’s wisdom to you, to provide you salvation. Once you have accepted the forgiveness of Jesus, you became a part of God’s great church, regardless of what physical building you attend.

Now as a part of God’s church, you have a purpose to pass on that wisdom to others. Be His witness to every person you meet in your day-to-day living. Jesus saved you and wants to save everyone else. Let it be known.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will let others know about Jesus; that you will be a part of God’s church; and that God’s kingdom will grow from your work to be His witness.

1 Corinthians 12:21 All Are Needed

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 1 Corinthians 12:21

Organizations that run well have a good understanding the of the need of everyone in the organization. Other organizations often splinter and crumble, because of the disunity inside of it caused by everyone working alone.

Some people love to work alone and feel as if they do not need the help of anyone else. The need for others is often unseen, until it is too late and damage has been done.

Using the body as an example, Paul describes what the church is like. He points out that the eye cannot make it without the hand, nor can the head make it without the feet.

Pride in the heart of many people causes them to feel as if they do not need anyone else. Each person feels as if he is the most important and needed person within a group and often looks down upon or excludes others.

Sadly this type of viewing has occurred inside the church many times. Pastors look down upon youth or children’s pastors. Youth pastors look down upon the usher. Ushers may look down upon the person who cleans the church. Along side of those views, teachers may look down upon evangelists or the opposite way.

God does not work in that way at all. Every person that He has put in a church has an important job to fulfill. Just as the eye needs the hand in order to have any value, so every person is needed inside the church body. None are more important than the other. Each person has his own job to fulfill before God and others.

Together the church can be a powerful force and witness in this world.

Regardless of your position in the church you are a part of, you have an important role to fulfill. However, keep in mind that your role is not the most important, but also not the least important.

Realize that God has others there to help you and for you to help.

Every person, including you, is placed in the church body by God to build each other up in the Lord and be His powerful witness to this fallen world. Do not neglect your role, nor look down upon the roles of others, but build each other up in unity.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the purpose God has for you in His body–the church; that you will build others up in the Lord in the church body; that you will work in unity with other believers doing God’s work; and that you will be a witness of Jesus to the world.