It sometimes happens that sons and daughters take on the business of their parents. It’s what we call a “family business.” God’s people in the wilderness also had families that took on special works. Such a family were the Levites, the sons of Aaron. They were the ministers of God’s worship and cared for the prayer-tent and all its details. They received their wages from a part of the offerings of the people, since all their work was dedicated to God.
That’s the way it is with ministry. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, used to ask this question to those who wanted to be pastors; it’s still asked of those to this day who are about to be ordained: “Are you determined to employ all your time in the work of God?” That’s a very important question for pastors. But you know, for every Christian, what would you want to do that was not for God’s praise and glory?
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.