Tag: Levites

  • Biblical Principle #241: Israel’s Settlement of Difficult Cases

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for handling difficult court cases. Explanation Certain court cases were too difficult for Israel’s local judges to know how to settle without assistance. GOD told Moses how Israel was to handle these difficult court cases: 8 “If there is some matter you are…

  • Biblical Principle #175: Levites Received Israel’s Tithes

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Levites were given the tithes offered by Israel. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levites. Among these blessings were the tithe offerings from the Israelites. (A tithe means one tenth; it’s a fraction term.)

  • Biblical Principle #174: Levites Received No Land Inheritance

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Levites were not given a land inheritance. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levites, who ministered to Israel in the prescribed service of GOD. In so doing, however, the Levites did not receive an inheritance of land in the division of Canaan.

  • Biblical Principle #173: Priests Received Israel’s Firstfruits

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave the firstfruits of Israel’s blessings to the priests as provisions for them and their family. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levitical priests. Among these blessings were the first and best of Israel’s produce and reproduction.

  • Biblical Principle #157: Israel’s Priests Washed and Clothed

    Biblical Principles List Principle Before Aaron and his sons could serve as Israel’s priests, they had to be washed and clothed. Explanation Once the tabernacle and its furnishings were prepared, it was time for Israel’s Levitical priesthood to begin. But before Aaron and his sons could serve as priests, they had to be properly clothed…

  • October 11 – Ezra Reads the Law of Moses

    Reading Neh. 8:1-10:39 Devotional On the first day of the seventh month in the year 444 B.C., the Israelites gathered in Jerusalem as Ezra read the Law of Moses. Here’s what the Bible says about these events: 1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front…

  • October 6 – Ezra Leads the Second Return to Jerusalem

    Reading Ezra 7:1-7, 11-28; 8:15-32; 7:8-10; 8:1-14, 33-36 Devotional In the spring of 458 B.C., Ezra led a second wave of Israelites in returning to Jerusalem. GOD had put it in the heart of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, to bring honor to the temple and to extend favor to Ezra and the Jews. Artaxerxes sent…

  • July 4 – One Life to Live; Make it Count

    Reading 2 Chron. 29:3-36; 30:1-27; 31:1-21 Devotional Each of us has only one life to live. It’s one of the first lessons we learn—that people are born, they grow up, grow old and eventually they die—but it’s also one of the easiest lessons to forget. We easily get wrapped up in life’s little moments and,…

  • June 14 – Joash Abandons GOD

    Reading 2 Chron. 24:3 2 Kings 12:4-5; 2 Chron. 24:4-5 2 Kings 10:32-35a, 36; 35b; 13:1-2; 12:6-16 2 Chron. 24:6-22 2 Kings 13:3-4, 7 2 Chron. 24:23-24 2 Kings 12:17-18; 13:8-11, 14-20a; 12:20-21a, 19 2 Chron. 24:25-27a Devotional Joash decided to restore the temple of GOD. He instructed the Levites to take up a collection from among the…

  • June 1 – Judah and Israel Divide

    Reading 1 Kings 12:1-33 2 Chron. 11:13-14, 16-17 1 Kings 13:1-32 Devotional When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam reigned in his place. Yet, because of Solomon’s idolatry GOD had promised to rip away ten of the twelve tribes from him. GOD had spoken to Jeroboam and told him that He would make him king over…