Working Together Separately
Who is Kohath? What about Merari and Gershom? Those names are rather peculiar and if you suppose them to be Bible names, you would be correct.
Although I have read the Bible through many times, every reading seems to glean something I’ve never before noticed.That is why it is important to just keep reading it. After all, Jesus affirmed that by His words, we are clean. John 15:3 says, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” A college teacher once told us in a class to look at reading the Bible as if it is a glass that had held milk being washed clean just by sitting it under running tap water. Thank you, Mr. Brady. I have never forgotten that illustration.
Presently I am in Numbers. The book of Numbers is packed with little nuggets of inspiration. I am adding a new category to this blog and will be sharing some of these nuggets as I make my way through the Bible this year. I have titled it, “Bible Inspire.” It will be as if you are peeking in my journal.
God gave Moses detailed instructions on building and transporting the Tabernacle and as I peruse, it seems almost tedious to read. One by one various artisans put the curtains, roof, poles, boards, sockets, candlesticks, incense holders, tables, and etc all at their own point of construction. When they brought it all together, Moses appointed three men in particular to put it all together. From that point on, they were put in charge of those parts. As far as we know, it all fit together without struggle. Oh, their names were Kohath, Merari, and Gershom.
In the family, and in the church, God assembles us separately, but we all fit together. The component piece is this: everyone has to do separately what he is designed to do. When one element is out of place, the function is hindered.
My daily goal for many years has been this: to be at the right place, at the right place, to do the right thing. In order to accomplish this goal, I must walk in the presence of the Shepherd.
What are you gleaning from God’s Word? Please feel welcome to share.