May 7, Reading 1 – Numbers 18

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SAA Notes

The Levites had to tithe the tithe they received from the people. Ministers and missionaries and all in some full-time Christian mission work should all tithe their income too. Tithing is not just for ordinary members – it’s for everyone!

SJA Notes

“And the LORD said to Aaron, ‘You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel.'”

This is the truth for all who believe in Jesus.

The Lord is our portion and inheritance as we walk through this life.

We no longer have a specific place, the Promised Land (the whole earth is the Lord’s). And so we do not think about an inheritance in this life in terms of a specific place, land that we can call our own.

Instead we have the Holy Spirit (God), the deposit for what is to come (2 Corinthians 1). That is, eternal life, which we consider our inheritance.

So God is our portion and our inheritance in the now but also in the not yet.

Although we look forward to the next life (eternal life, our inheritance), it is because of the wonderful reality that God will be with us and we will be His people together! (Revelation 21)

We will be with our God in truth, no sun in the sky because He is our light.

What a day to look forward to, what a hope!

* Gracious Lord God,

Thank You for the wonderful hope we have in glory, our inheritance that You have guaranteed, life with You forever.

Thank You for Your presence now, living with us, in us.

Thank You that You guide us now through Your word, that You write Your word upon our hearts.

Please open the eyes and ears of our hearts today to show us what You want us to know.

Amen.

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