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Deuteronomy 12:17-19

Deuteronomy 12:17–19 (ESV): “17 You may not eat within your towns the tithe of your grain or of your wine or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herd or of your flock, or any of your vow offerings that you vow, or your freewill offerings or the contribution that you present, 18 but you shall eat them before the Lord your God in the place that the Lord your God will choose, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your towns. And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God in all that you undertake. 19 Take care that you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land.”


God is Jehovah Jireh, our provider! He gives us all that we have to care for ourselves and others. Be sure not to neglect the care of others, including those serving full-time in ministry!


The Levites were the tribe responsible for everything relating to the Tabernacle. They set it up, they tore it down. They served the Lord inside the Tabernacle in every aspect. That was their job. God would provide for the Levites through the rest of the tribes. They were to share their food sacrifices with them so they too had sustenance to live. Not only the Levites but also strangers in the land. God provides abundantly so others can be cared for too. Don't neglect the Levite!


Are you using some of your provisions to care for others? God has given you all that you have so you can be a blessing to others. Don’t neglect the opportunity to provide for those in need. Also, don't neglect the Levite in your midst. Part of your provisions should be given to those who are serving the Lord full-time. Are you giving of your tithes and offerings as generously as God has been with you? What a joy to be used by God to bless others. Amen?


Father, thank You for providing for us. You have given us so much. Help us to use our resources wisely and never neglect the blessings of helping others. May we be as generous towards others as you are to us, in Jesus' name we pray, amen.

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