“But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance…” (Josh. 18:7).
God is our inheritance. In overtaking the promised territory, the one thing we must never forget is: God is our first and foremost inheritance. As members of the royal priesthood, we must often refer back to our predecessors in the Old Testament to gain a better understanding of who we are (1 Pet. 2:9). This is similar to contemporary times wherein we often review our ancestors’ history to learn more about ourselves.
In becoming members of the royal priesthood, one of the lessons we learn is that we often do not have the privilege of obtaining material and tangible rewards as do others. Does this mean that we will never have nice things in life? No, it just means that we have placed those things in their proper place of importance as we lift God to His place of honor within our lives.
Therefore, in reality, by allowing God to take His proper place in our lives we are gaining access to the true riches and wealth of life in and through Him. He is the source of all good things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Pet.1:3). In other words, it is He Who gives us the power to obtain wealth, not only financially, but in every area of life for the benefit of the Kingdom (Deut. 8:10-18).
Although we no longer subscribe to certain aspect of the Levitical priesthood, there are some things that have transcended the covenantal boundary between the Old and New Testament. However, God’s value as a part of our lives and within His creation has not changed (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8). We only need to pray that our eyes become opened to this fact and accept it as being the truth that it is…God is our inheritance!
Sean Mungin, author of “The Thorn In The Flesh”