“For David said, ‘The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he resides in Jerusalem forever. And so the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or anything for its service’ …. ‘but their duty shall be to assist the descendants of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, having the care of the courts and the chambers, the cleansing of all that is holy, and any work for the service of the house of God; to assist also with the rows of bread, the choice flour for the grain offering, the wafers of unleavened bread, the baked offering, the offering mixed with oil, and all measures of quantity or size. And they shall stand every morning, thanking and praising the LORD, and likewise at evening, and whenever burnt offerings are offered to the LORD on sabbaths, new moons, and appointed festivals, according to the number required of them, regularly before the LORD. Thus they shall keep charge of the tent of meeting and the sanctuary, and shall attend the descendants of Aaron, their kindred, for the service of the house of the LORD.’” 1 Chronicles 23:25-26, 28-32
Although the temple has yet to be constructed, the Tent of the Tabernacle is stationary in Jerusalem. David, taking this into consideration and believing God’s promise that his son would construct the temple, reassigns duties and responsibilities to the Levites. The Levites no longer are required to take down, pack away, transport, un-pack and construct the Tent of the Tabernacle and all it contains. David believes God’s Over-the-Horizon Promise then demonstrates Over-the-Horizon Faith by reordering the work load for the future. As I enter new stages of life it is my prayer and desire to recognize the need to allow God to re-order my work load, to change task(s) and purpose appropriate to each new season. O God that I remain flexible, give me ears to hear, eyes to see, and the heart to respond appropriately.