A SPECIAL CLASS

“Do not include the tribe of Levi in the registration; do not count them with the rest of the Israelites.” Numbers 1:49 

Because of his amazing talent on the field and his ability to lead his team to an NCAA National Football Championship, Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been described by many in the sports world as a “Special Class” of player. Others have called Lawrence a “special person,” not because of his athletic ability, but because of his rootedness in his faith and outspokenness for Christ.  

Of the twelve tribes of Israel, the Levites were placed in a special class and were specifically designated by God to take care of the Tabernacle. It was their duty and assignment to take it down, set it up, guard and protect it. In addition, it was from among their specific tribe only that the priest and the high priest would be chosen. The Levites were not to be numbered among the rest of the tribes of Israel for battle, for farming, for tending sheep or cattle, or any of the other things the rest of the tribes of Israel would do. 

Just as the Levites were separate and distinct from the rest of the tribes of Israel, so you and I have been placed in a special class as well, but not because our ability, but instead because of our belief. As those who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ for our salvation and righteousness, we too have been separated unto a special class of people. 1 Peter 2:9 says, But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests,[g] a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 

However, this distinction does not separate us to gloat or boast, but rather to “show others the goodness of God.” But, how exactly do we show others the Goodness of God? Simply by living in the rest of God, the peace of God and the blessing of God. By living our lives by resting in Him, we become a living example to the rest of the world of God’s goodness and love, so that others may be drawn to Him.

Today, as we “live, move and have our being in Him,” the world around us will see His Glory.

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  • In the Hebrew Bible, the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Tribes of Israel (Hebrew: שבטי ישראל ‎) descended from the 12 sons of the patriarch Jacob (who was …

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