Be satisfied with what God has set for you.
The Lord said to Moses, “Take a census also
of the Gershonites by their families and clans. Count all the men from thirty
to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.
This is the service of the Gershonite clans in their carrying and their other
work: They are to carry the curtains of the tabernacle, …“ (Numbers 4:21-25 NIV)
Why can't I teach others like the sons of
Kohath? Or enter the Holy of Hollies like the children of Aaron? Are they more
worthy than I am?
I think this is often asked by believers who
desire to serve. Perhaps they don’t give sermons or take the role of a pastor,
but they set up chairs before/after worship, and they do other good deeds such
as visiting the sick. They have ambition and desire, and they pray for the
guidance of the Spirit! But what is their purpose?
More than once the Scriptures describe
fraternal conflicts in which a brother revolted against his brother, leading to
fatal outcomes, as was the case with Cain and Abel, strife between Ishmael and
Yitzhak, and conflict between Esau and Israel. But then surprisingly, Aaron
comes out to meet Moshe; Aaron absolutely does not oppose the leadership
position of Moshe, his younger brother! The Lord God takes this example into
account, and later the sons of Aaron, who have the same spirit as their father,
take the highest position in the ministry of the Tabernacle.
The New Testament speaks about another era —
different realities but the same approach. During the last supper, Yeshua tells
His disciples, "The greatest among you will be your servant." This
reminds me of Aaron's reaction to Moshe's status!
We are now in the period of Shavuot. The
Spirit of God — the Spirit of the Messiah — is working in us, entrusting deeds
in us, refining our attitudes towards the outside world by putting on us the
mind of the Messiah. It is important for us to open ourselves to God in
humility. Let Him create in us not greatness or power, but RIGHTEOUSNESS IN HIS
When you, “like Gershon,” carry burdens or,
like an inconspicuous exhorter, visit and support those who need it, may you
simply overflow with a sense of gratitude to God that HE, the CREATOR of all
things, is using you for HIS purposes wherever HE PLEASES!
Be satisfied with what God has set out for
you to do. Be joyful that you walk before Him and participate in the building
of the local and common Body of the Messiah. One day, your גמול-Gmul
(reward) will be added to this joyful award. So do not throw away your
confidence; it will be richly rewarded. (Hebrews 10:35 NIV)
Recent news: Israel is experiencing greater
Aliyah, comparable in size to what it was in the early 90s of the 21st century.
All the pastors and ministers of our congregation have additional work. It's a
blessing; I'm not complaining at all! Yet still, I ask for your prayers.
The cost of supporting these people has
increased dramatically. I ask for your contributions.
Blessings to you in Yeshua and wishes in the
same manner as John sent his wishes: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou
mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 KJV
Blessings, Leon Mazin
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