⁹Micah asked him, “Where are you from?” “I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, ” he said, “and I’m looking for a place to stay.” ¹⁰Then Micah said to him, “Live with me and be my father and priest, and I’ll give you ten shekels of silver a year, your clothes and your food.” ¹¹So the Levite agreed to live with him, and the young man became like one of his sons to him.
A levite was one called to serve in the temple thus set apart from the world or anything that pollutes
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
The Levites had places assigned to live in but the young levite is in search of what could be pleasing to His eyes, he posibly wanted his way not God’s way, he probably felt he was tied up in serving God, he probably saw things weren’t moving, he may have seen others move on and ignore their temple duties, everything had lost meaning..
But the question is, when you feel like service has lost meaning and all seems to be only but in vain, when others neglect their position in search of a seemingly better pleasant life, would you follow the crowd or stay kept in your position? When serving seems frustrating, and there seems to be no financial support, what is your stand?? By that time now, Israel had stopped giving much, as it was under the leadership of Joshua and Moses..
The young levite lacked a sense of divine direction, that he moved about anyhow , He posibly didn’t have a care about His call as a levite anymore.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Many are called but few are chosen: We are called but the choice to accept is in our hands. We are blessed to be among the chosen, we believed and therefore we are chosen, we are chosen and therefore we have a divine calling, to serve God and lead others to Him, to separate ourselves from all that may contaminate us giving ourselves solely entirely to God and His business. Living His business as your business, as He works on your business!!
But often times we forget who we are, a chosen people, a royal priesthood, called forth out of darkness into His glorious light, to enlighten others, we walk a walk that seeks after the worldly pleasures, we forget the source of our identity, and all that we are.
There are times when we want to be recorgnised in ministry, position becomes sole priority, more so money and so we become a hireling : serving God for benefits rather than glorifying Him.
It is true that as you serve God, God serves you, but it’s one thing to know that it’s your duty to serve and another to feel it is a work hired for pay. What is the key essence of your serving!
⁷if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; ⁸if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
I believed an therefore I am chosen, I am called and therefore cling in to my calling.
I will not lag behind in delligence, but will glow in spirit, serving the Lord, I will pursue and not fall out, pursuing my cause for a light in darkness into many.
1 Peter 2:9-11
⁹But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; ¹⁰Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.¹¹ Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;