November 22, 2016
As God first told Aaron (Num.18:20), He now repeats to Ezekiel concerning His priests, “I am their inheritance. I am their possession.” Certainly, this instruction is a reminder that the tribe of Levi would not receive an allotment in the Promised Land as the other tribes, but that their portion would be the Lord Himself, along with the tithes and offerings brought to Him. However, one cannot help but see the foreshadowing of those who have become a “royal priesthood” in Christ. As the apostle Peter wrote, “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). We are the Lord’s “own possession” and He is ours! Whatever belongs to Christ, belongs to you!