Mine

Numbers 3:45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am the LORD.

God had saved the firstborn of all of Israel in the land of Egypt. When the death angel passed over God had given them a lamb to take the place of their firstborn. In Biblical terms, God had purchased all the firstborn.

When Jesus died for each of us, He purchased us as well. He died for me so I could live for Him. Now God offers the children of Israel a unique solution. Instead of giving Him the firstborn of every family and the firstborn animal they could provide the Levites. An entire tribe and all they owned were to be strictly the Lord’s.

God’s people Israel would care these special people that God had set aside. He is God. He is the Lord and ruler. Even today God calls men and women to Himself. These people will give their entire life to serving Him. They will not have time for other jobs. They will be devoted entirely to God, His Word, and His work.

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