Read And Enjoy Sermon: Illuminating The World

TEXT: NUMBERS 8:1-4

Today’s reading precedes the Lord’s commandment to Moses, His servant, to separate the Levites for special service to Him. The four verses come before those that describe the purification and consecration of the Levites who were appointed to help the priests in the ministry of worship.

This unique call symbolizes the godly separation that ought to characterize the life of a true believer in Christ. People called out of sin must live holy life that reflect the new nature after their encounter with the Lord.

Before service in the Lord’s vineyard, the born-again Christian must renounce his or her old works of darkness. He must identify with Christ, the Light and use his new calling to spread the light all over the world. That is the import of God’s directive: “when thou lightest the lamps the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick” (verse 2).

To receive and fulfil this great responsibility as a light-bearer in this dark world, the follower of Christ must trust and obey His commands. The Bible tells us that Aaron did exactly as God charged him concerning the lighting of the lamps and candlesticks. “And Aaron did so” (verse 3). “According unto the pattern which the Lord had showed Moses, so he made the candlesticks” (verse 4).

Faith, obedience, submission and consecration are required in God’s service. The book of Numbers was written to show us the grave consequences of rebellion, unbelief and disobedience; that if unbelief, murmuring and rebellion prevented the old generation of Israelites from making it to the Promised Land, today’s Christians should flee those evils in order to make heaven. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition…” (1 Corinthians 10:11).

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be a light bearer, not an extinguisher.

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