Words from the Heart for Sunday March 3rd, 2019

Moses did not assign any allotment of land to the tribe of Levi. Instead, as the Lord had promised them, their allotment came from the offerings burned on the altar to the Lord, the God of Israel.

Joshua 13:14 (NLT)

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God’s Plans

Have you wondered why Canada has some of the most expensive cell phone plans in the world? According to a report from the Montreal Economic Institute last year, there are some good reasons. Canada’s cell phone companies have invested heavily in infrastructure, so according to a spokesman for the Institute, “We’re paying for a Lexus, but we are getting a Lexus.” Canada also grapples with a small population spread out over a large region, Masse says, making it more expensive to develop and maintain wireless networks. Critics argue that, as in Australia, fees would lower if there was more competition.

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From before the foundation of the world, the Lord had a plan for the redemption of a world that He knew would be devastated by sin. He put everything in place to the smallest detail, including where the tribes of Israel would live. He assigned land to eleven of the twelve tribes and they settled where the Lord put them. What about the twelfth tribe? That question is answered in Joshua 13:14: “Moses did not assign any allotment of land to the tribe of Levi. Instead, as the Lord had promised them, their allotment came from the offerings burned on the altar to the Lord, the God of Israel.” The Levites had been given the vital task of performing Temple work: singing and playing instruments in the Temple, guarding the Temple and carrying the various articles that were used in worship. Instead of giving them land and cities, the Lord told them that He would be their inheritance. In Christ, we are all priests after Levi, with the Lord Jesus being our inheritance.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley