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 EYES!

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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