This is a continuation of, “Come Out! Part One”. It is inspired by a Bible Study from 1 Chronicles 24.
Why are the priests mentioned separately from the Levites, (1 Chronicles 24:19, 30,31)?
I find it amazing, rather interesting that the sons of Aaron, (1 Chronicles 24:19), the priests, are mentioned separately from the Levites, (1 Chronicles 24:30,31). Are they not both Levites? What is the significance? Did the priests bear a special role since they had to uphold Israel on their shoulders, (Exodus 28:12)? If so what was the job of the Levites? How is it different from that of the priests, how is it similar?
LORD reveal to me why. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
My question is why is Aaron mentioned separately from the Levites?
In church and/or family devotion we came across this verse: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy,” (1 Peter 2:9, 10).
Therein lies the answer, focus in on the word, “priesthood”. The reason the priests were separated from the Levites is because they are a type to modern day Israel. As the priests were separate from the Levites, so is the remnant out of the remnant separate from the remnant. Notice how the priesthood is “royal” now and represents “an holy nation,” (1 Peter 2:9), the people of God that will replace the fallen angels.
Take note also, that God has, “called you out” (1 Peter 2:9). That is the theme in the Bible Study God gave me about us coming out from the world, (see Come Out! Part One). We must remove ourselves from the world.
That is why the priests, Aaron’s lineage is separate from the Levites, for they are symbolic of us coming out to be the remnant out of the remnant.
Thank you Jesus, for hearing my prayer.
Stay tuned for Part Three to see how we become part of this remnant and about the stones, Urim and Thummim.