Numbers 7:9 The Key to Contentment

Numbers 7:9 (KJV)
But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.

Moses was given six wagons and teams to pull them. God instructed Moses to use those wagons for the service of the tabernacle and to give them to “every man according to their service.” They were to receive in consideration of the task they had been assigned. The sons of Kohath received no wagons because their mission was to bear their burden upon their shoulders. 

No need to have what you don’t need 
I can imagine some member of the family coveting one of those wagons. 

Why do others get to have them, and I do not?
I can imagine someone calculating that if they could get hold of a wagon, they could bear their burden on a cart instead of their shoulders. We all know how that worked out for David, don’t we?

I can imagine some son of Kohath, feet sore from the walk, begrudging those who were riding those fancy wagons
The thing is the work they were assigned was some of the most significant. They carried the ark of the covenant. They were the ones, I expect, whose feet touched the waters of the Jordan when it stood up before them so the nation could cross on dry ground. 

The key to contentment is to accept the assignment God has given you and trust Him to provide you with all you need to do your mission. You may not have what another has, but he may not have all you think he has. 

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Numbers 7:9 The Key to Contentment

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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