Today’s Reading: Numbers 3:14-51, Numbers 4
Today’s Highlights: Yesterday the tribes not counting the Levites were numbered. Today the Levites are given their special roles.
The Kohathites (descendants of one of the sons of Levi) were charged with carrying the most holy things. The Ark of the Testimony, for example, was to be carefully covered by Aaron and his sons, then the Kohathites would transport it. They would not actually see it and they were not allowed to touch it.
Do you suppose these careful instructions about how the holy things must be handled taught them to reverence the holiness of God? We too should reverence the holiness of God, but details like these were not emphasized by Jesus. In what way do you feel your religion is most different from theirs?