Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ houses, who were the leaders of the tribes and over those who were numbered, made an offering.
These offerings represented obedience to the Lord and a desire to honor him with their lives and in their worship.
Now when Moses went into the tabernacle of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to him.
Imagine being able to speak with God in the manner that Moses did. We must seek to speak with the Lord in the same manner, as we enter into our prayer closets each day. We should have that special place where we can sit before Him with the expectation that He wants to speak to us. As we wait upon Him, He will minister to our hearts.
And Aaron did so; he arranged the lamps to face toward the front of the lampstand, as the Lord commanded Moses.
As I read this, ‘as the Lord commanded Moses’ I think about the importance of obedience to always do what we are commanded to do. God spoke to Moses from above the mercy seat. He speaks to us today from the Word. It is important as we read the Bible, that we do what it says. In Luke 6:46 Jesus says, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”
“This is what pertains to the Levites: From twenty- five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tabernacle of meeting; 25 and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more.
When the lord declared that the Levites would be His, He was referring to them being His for the work of ministering in the tabernacle and all the came with it. They were to be set apart for this work specifically from the age of 25-50.