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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


"For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy [chesed] to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:5-6 NKJV)

The LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name... That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance. (Deuteronomy 10:8-9 NIV)

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV)

Children inherit from parents material wealth, DNA which determines looks and health, inclinations that define personality—and they inherit sin. Does anything make a parent's sin as clear as seeing it acted out by an uninhibited child? And what can turn us from sin as compellingly as seeing our children suffer for inheriting it?

A spiritual inheritance can also be holy [goodness to the extreme]. The Levites were set apart as God's ministers, qualified by their bloodline. The priesthood belonged to the future generations of Aaron, the first high priest of Israel.

The blood of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, qualifies us as His priests—vessels to carry the marvelous light of the Lord's covenant, ministers of His Word to speak His blessings. We are His own special people, whose inheritance of privilege is to stand before the Lord and proclaim His praises.

Abba, Father, You have given Your children an inheritance above all others. Thank You for the blood of Your Son by which we become Yours. Please deliver us from the sin that yet ensnares us and our children.

"I will bless the LORD at all times. His praise shall always be in my mouth." — David

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