THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
Scripture: Numbers 18:19
In Numbers 18:19 we are told, “All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the Lord, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before the Lord with you and your descendants with you.” Numbers 18:19 makes it clear that God made a covenant of salt with the children of Israel. And that covenant of salt included their tithing and giving 10% of all their increase to the priesthood. Both Aaron and the Levites (the entire tribe of Levi) had no inheritance except for the tithe. There is a very specific reason for that. God wanted them dependent on Him. The Levites were given the tithes and the Levites were to give 10% to Aaron and his family. The entire tribe was given to the work of the ministry. That was the issue. They were to do God’s assigned business. I trust today’s Levites are doing God’s business more than pursuing their own self-interest.