Journey with Daniel
“Day 3 (Numbers 3)”Categories: 40 Days in the Wilderness
In our reading today we have God’s instructions regarding the priests. Something I find interesting are the duties laid out for the Levites (v. 25-37). Some of their roles appeared to be lowly labor – maintenance, guarding, packing, and hauling. Yet all of this work was honorable and important because it was in service to the King.
Sometimes we see our labor in God’s kingdom as small and insignificant. However the smallest, most insignificant tasks can make a great difference. Preparing food, cleaning, visiting someone who is sick, encouraging a neighbor – they all make a difference. Remember the words of Jesus, “Whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward” (Matt. 10:42). Nothing that is done for God is small.
“Almighty Father, what an honor and privilege it is to work in your Kingdom. Thank you for giving us work to be done, talents to put to use, and opportunities to seize and utilize. Help me to realize that my efforts for Your work are necessary and important, no matter how great or small they may seem to others. And in all I do, I do so for Your name’s sake, for Your glory and Your praise.”