Our duty (I Chronicles 23-25)

Their duty was also to assist with the showbread, the flour for the grain offering, the wafer for the unleavened bread, the baked offering, the offering mixed with oil, and all measures of quantity or size.”  I Chronicles 23:29

Doing our duty is not aways an easy task nor is it always fun.  Be honest!  We all have those duties that are less than desirable.  But for some reason we do them.  Sadly, some people approach their faith in this way.

Question:  “What is your duty when it comes to your personal faith in Jesus Christ?”

Consider the duties outlined in our readings for today.  David is transitioning leadership of Israel to his son Solomon.  In these chapters David clearly outlines the duties of the Levites (23); the priests (24); and the musicians (25).   For Israel this had great significance:

  • This meant that God was building His people a place where they could meet with Him, 23:25.
  • This means that God was organizing them into a people who would worship Him.
  • This meant that they would have one central place of worship.

You and I read these chapters and we think, “I am glad these are not my duties before the Lord.”  Consider the following:

  • You and I are now the temple of the Lord, I Corinthians 6:19.
  • You and I are now giving access to worship through Jesus, I Corinthians 6:20a.
  • You and I are to give glory to God through our doing of our duty, I Corinthians 6:20b.
    • Look at the text of I Corinthians 6: 19-20:  “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

We serve an awesome God who has brought us to an understanding of our duty as something that is joyous.  May you and I do our duty because we love to do our duty!!



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