March 12 – Daily Notes – Amanda

priestly-garments

Remember these from Exodus? These were the priestly garments. They were worn by the Levites. The Levites were a tribe set apart to be the priests who handled sacrifices, atonement, and all sorts of other special tasks. Today’s Numbers reading gives us a helpful rundown of the Levites.

Numbers 16:41-18:32:

  • 48 – God spared the rest of the people because Aaron guarded them.
  • 8-11 – Aaron and his family are given everything that is offered to the Lord. They receive this instead of an inheritance because the Lord is to be their portion.
  • The Levites also got no inheritance of the people of Israel. Instead, they got the tithes offered to God.
  • 26 – The Levites were supposed to tithe off of the tithes they received. This is kind of like pastors tithing since they are paid by the tithes of the church members.

Mark 16:1-20:

  • It is significant that the first witnesses of Jesus’ resurrection are women. Women’s testimony in court or otherwise did not count.
  • 16-18 – These verses have been used to justify some of the more extreme versions of Christianity.

Psalm 55:1-23:

  • David feels particularly tortured because he is being betrayed by someone he once felt close to.
  • 22 – A great reminder that we can cast our worries, burdens, difficulties, etc. on God and he will carry them for us.