“I am to be the only inheritance the priests have. You are to give them no possession in Israel; I will be their possession.” (Ezekiel 44:28)
As I read this verse, I pictured a family gathered for the reading of their father’s will. I could almost hear, “I, God, being of sound mind and body do hereby declare this document as my last will and testament…”
“To Judah, I give the land between Highway X and River Y. To Benjamin, I leave the section stretching between Route J and State Road YY. And, to the family of Levi, I give…absolutely nothing – I am to be their only inheritance. I will be their possession.”
It’s Thanksgiving evening as I write, and I realize that I have so very much for which to be thankful. But, for a moment, I tried to imagine myself as Levi…and I wondered…if God was all I had, would He be enough? If my list of possessions began and ended with God alone, would I consider that list full, complete, and satisfying? Or would I somehow feel cheated?
I know the verse applies to the disposition of the Promised Land, and does not teach against earthly possessions – not at all. But, it does present the opportunity for some reflection.
So, on this day after Thanksgiving, I gently ask, “If God was all you had, would He be enough?” –Dave
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