Have you ever had to decide whether to be on the side of what’s right or not?
In the Bible, ”being on the side of what’s right” means choosing what’s good, choosing to obey God.
That‘s what the Levites decided when Noses descended from Mount Sinai and discovered all the tribes in Israel had joined to make an idol. Do you remember that story?
The tribe of Levi decided to be on the side of what was right and obeyGod. That’s why God chose them to be in charge of the sanctuary.
Levites were descendants of Levi, Jacob’s son. Levi had three sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. So their descendants—the Gershonites, Kohathites, and Merarites—were the ones in charge of the sanctuary.
Levites could perform two different functions:
Be the priests who performed the sacrifices and the services at the tabernacle or
Be in charge of putting away, carrying, and setting up the tabernacle while the Israelites were in the desert.
The Gershonites, or descendants of Gershon, belonged to the second group; that is, they were in charge of carrying the curtains of the courtyard for the tabernacle. They used two carts and four oxen to carry them during the forty years Israel was in the desert.
Would you like God to choose you to work in His church? Maybe you could be a pastor, an elder, or a deacon.
In your Prayer Journal, ask Jesus to help you always be on the side of what’s right and serve Him gladly.