Numbers 3: The Levites

4 Nadab and Abihu, however, died before the LORD when they made an offering with unauthorized fire before him in the Desert of Sinai. They had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.

10 Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put to death.”

13 for all the firstborn are mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel, whether human or animal. They are to be mine. I am the LORD.”

51 Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.



God made separation between what is holy and unholy.  I think of Van Gogh’s painting — 단정한 옷깃.

My Lord speaks with authority.  It always amazes me that He speaks.  He speaks to his creation.  It’s like us trying to speak to a toaster.  Would we do that?  OK maybe to an AI device.  But would we love an object we’ve made with our hands — to lay down our own lives?  Roomba?  Sophia, the AI robot?

I like it when God says, the first borns are mine.  The Levites are mine.  I want him to say to me “You are mine.”  I say to Him, “Lord, you are mine.  Be mine.”

Andrew Fermanczyk – I will teach you how to catch fish.  I want to teach people how to read the Bible.

 

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