Sacred Tasks

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1 Chronicles 24—26

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This passage lists the names of those assigned sacred charges in the life of worship—priests, musicians, and gatekeepers. The roster was designed by lot⎯twenty-four groupings, each group taking a two-week period a year.

24:10 gives the name of Abijah. Zechariah belonged to this house. Luke 1 tells how his turn had come to intercede for God’s people in the Holy of Holies during Yom Kippur. This was the moment when the Angel Gabriel announced the conception of John the Baptist.

Many people fulfill the tasks of the Temple⎯not just a few, as often happens in church life. Be filled with admiration at the respect that worship had for God’s people, and the privilege that each experienced at being called to serve. Would you not want to have your name written in the book of life for having served the Lord so that true worship could take place?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
You living within my heart 24:19
Making music for the Lord 25:1ff
Watching the gate of my heart 26:1ff
Guarding the treasures of God 26:20

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This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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