Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
The scripture shared was Moses’ response by the holy spirit to Korah. Remember, after God instituted the Levitical priesthood in the wilderness as Israel journeyed from Egypt to Canaan. There was disorderliness in the priesthood hierarchy because Korah and some other priests were dissatisfied with Moses and Aaron’s leadership.
And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
God’s wise counsel through Moses, his prophet, is still relevant today.
Seemeth it but a small thing unto you.
God saw the hearts of Korah and his men, and in their estimation, what they were doing as priests was small, and that of Moses and Aaron was big. There is no small call of God, and they are all big. Same with his blessings, all of them are big. I remembered the story of a pastor listening to testimony in his church. The first testifier glorified God for the healing and deliverance from headaches. The pastor said in his heart, “Is this the type of testimony that we expect; we mean real testimony.”
A few days later, the man of God started feeling a headache, and he had no relief after all the medication used. It was at that point he began to pray to God for healing. After he prayed and got no relief, he began to ask God, and God told him that he needed to repent. God reminded him of how he despised his goodness in the testimony of the person healed of a headache in his church. God told him that the testimony seemed small because he was arrogant. Before we begin to deal with the call of God that seems small to Korah and his men, let us examine the goodness of God that seems small to us individually.
First is the breath of life; God gave us the breath that makes us alive. Without his breath, we will be dead. Medical science has yet to develop the technology that can keep a man whose heart is no longer working alive. Everything you think the Lord has not done for you depends on you being alive.
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Be it clothing, shelter, money, a job, a life partner, or all other desires, the breath of life is not bigger than them all. Let not the breath of life seem small to you.
Next to this is family and friends. Having these two are wonderful things that you must not consider small. No matter who your family members are, God placed you among them, which also applies to your friends.
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
God does not want anyone to lack those he will depend upon. That is why he steps in to play the role of the father for anyone who lacks an earthly father, as shown in this scripture. He also set the solitary (without friends/associates/family). Hence, having family, friends, church members, and pastors and neighbors is a blessing.
To be continued
Take time to thank God for the breath of life and the family and friends.