Topic: And They Shall Be Mine…
[DCLM Daily Manna 3 September 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Numbers 18:8-19 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine” (Numbers 18:14).
God calls His children to be His representatives on earth by reflecting His light and glory. Every child of God therefore represents Him on earth as His minister and ambassador, living a holy life in His likeness.
Aaron and his entire household were called to minister unto the Lord in the sanctuary. Because of this calling “by reason of the anointing” (Numbers 18:8), they were given the responsibility of taking care of the things of the Lord, which included things offered unto the Lord and the proper conduct of the people in His presence. Aaron and his sons and daughters were to eat and live of the things offered unto the Lord, a sign of not only being members of God’s family, but also an indication of occupying distinguished positions of reverence.
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Every believer is a special treasure unto the Lord. Such a Christian is a vessel unto honour. This honour is not by virtue of belonging to a particular local church or family where one’s father is a pastor. However esteemed among men, we are to live holily, serve and represent the Lord with our lives, recover souls from the world and its sinful pleasures.
There are rewards for holy and faithful saints: “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him” (Malachi 3:17). There are glorious rewards, in time and eternity, for the faithful who own up to Him.
Thought For The Day: Every wise investor invests in heavenly treasures.
Bible Reading In One Year: Ezekiel 22-23