There were specific duties and responsibilities that the Kohathite clan were to perform, very detailed. They had a choice to do it God’s way or their way. But doing it their way, or with wrong motives, could get the dead vs 20).
There were also assigned duties for the Gershonite and the Merarite clans. They could se their duties as burdensome or a privilege and honor. How do you see doing ministry? Is it a joy or a burden?
All I can say is, strange. This is a hard passage. It sounds like magic potions, superstition, to me. This is a passage of Scripture I will ask Jesus about when in heaven.
Mark 12:18-27 Over and over again the religious leaders were trying to trick Jesus or to try and show Him as a fool. Their motives were always exposed and they became the fool. Have you ever tried to play the leaders in your life as fools? Did you think you were actually getting away with your sin, rebellion, stubbornness?
By the way, the Scripture makes it clear there is no marriage in heaven. So to comfort those who have lost a spouse by saying you will be together in heaven is false comfort. Yes, they may se their spouse in heaven, but they will not be together as husband and wife in heaven.
Do you love God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength? If not, why not? What is stopping you? Do you love your neighbor as yourself? If not, why not? What is stopping you? Do you love yourself in a non self-cantered way? If not, why not?
Jesus knew how to ask questions to draw people in. When are witnessing to people we should find ways to draw people into the conversation.
Because of Israel’s rebellion, the city of Jerusalem never has had that reputation again. We are looking for the new Jerusalem that will be coming down from heaven.
Being lazy while at work is only going to cause you problems.