He did not give any inheritance to the tribe of Levi. This was its inheritance, just as He had promised: the offerings made by fire to the LORD, the God of Israel. ~Joshua 13:14
Rings on left hands. Rounded bellies. Roots. Stability. Homes. Community. Turning my eyes away from Jesus, the source and perfecter of my faith to the inheritance of my brothers and sisters, my feet are quick to falter (Hebrews 12:2). But I have been delivered from death, even my feet from stumbling to walk before God in the light of life (Psalm 56:13).
But Moses did not give a portion to the tribe of Levi. The LORD, the God of Israel, was their inheritance, just as He had promised them. ~Joshua 13:33
Quiet morning hours. Dishes (in fact, all dishes) in the sink. Dinner at 10 pm. Immersed in words of life. Eating fully and drinking deeply without money and without cost (Isaiah 55:1). Reluctant partings from my Bridegroom, yearnings that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, that the king would bring me to his chambers (Song of Solomon 1:1,4). Closed doors, precious times. For my husband is my Maker–His name is Yahweh of Hosts. (Isaiah 54:5).
Still days. Exhausting days. Sweetness of friendships forming. Time to ponder, think, reflect. A season to sit in the presence of my Savior. Freedom for long lunches to turn into dinners. Called where I am. An inheritance that looks different from others.
But he gave no inheritance among them to the Levites. ~Joshua 14:3
Unsettled temporariness. Why Lord? Look at what you have given your other children. Can’t you see my desires, my plans? I want You as well as everything else.
No portion of the land was given to the Levites except cities to live in, along with pasturelands for their cattle and livestock. ~Joshua 14:4
A longing to know. What’s next? Oh Lord, I gave you my life that was not my own but never thought you might ask me to wander. That you might nestle me between the crevices of two worlds. Remove me far from familiar friends, a known way of life. But I am a foreigner and temporary resident on the earth, seeking a homeland, aspiring to a better land– a heavenly one (Hebrews 11:13-16).
But the Levites among you do not get a portion, because their inheritance is the priesthood of the Lord. ~Joshua 18:7
To all His children, beautiful blessings from above.
He alone is enough. He alone is the richest inheritance.
Come Lord Jesus!