It was simply a different time and a different people. The millions of slaves that left Egypt were all but gone. The chosen heirs to the land had spent 5 years fighting to recover their inheritance. Now the majority of the land had been freed and God was ready to hand the free people what they had spent their life preparing for. It had to have been an amazing time for the Israelites—they had not owned their own places for 445 years give or take. Now, once again they would be settled, not on the move in a place they could call home.
Then there were the Levites. Moses own tribe. God set them apart to be the spiritual leaders of the people. What an honor—they were truly God’s ambassadors to the rest. There had to be some mixed feelings, however, among the Levitical tribe. They watched as the rest of the nation as they were given lands and allotted areas—Then, they were told the sweetest but hardest truth—“The Levites inheritance would be the Lord!” That statement calls from deep inside the question—“ Is the Lord enough?” The truth in Israel was simply Absolutely! It was absolutely for the Levitical priests and for the rest of the nation.
In this culture and in this time, the question still remains—Is The Lord enough? For his chosen, there comes a time when we face the truth of the statement—Health , relationships and financial security all scream out to us to be our master. Then, in the midst of the chaos—God reminds us that he is our provision, our healer and our protector. As such, whether we own lands across the world, or simply live on the provision allotted us that day—unless the Lord is enough, there is no amount of anything else that will be enough. Paul said it best in Philippians 4:12-13, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances, whether well fed or hungry, living in plenty or in want, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Lord, I am truly grateful that you and you alone are my inheritance!
God Bless You
This is the inheritance Moses had given when he was in the plains of Moab across the Jordan east of Jericho. 33 But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he promised them…1.Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them.
2 Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine and a half tribes, as the Lord had commanded through Moses. 3 Moses had granted the two and a half tribes their inheritance east of the Jordan but had not granted the Levites an inheritance among the rest, 4 for Joseph’s descendants had become two tribes—Manasseh and Ephraim. The Levites received no share of the land but only towns to live in, with pasturelands for their flocks and herds. 5 So the Israelites divided the land, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.