Numbers chapter three lays out all the duties of the Levites according to their clans. They seem so less glamorous than the duties of the priests. Standing guard outside the tabernacle or carrying its heavy furniture through the wilderness for days on end was not the most thrilling assignment. Nevertheless, that was the ministry that they had been called to do by God, and that calling gave their service a glory all of its own.

One commentator says, “Any service offered to the King, however humble, has its own glory and requires our total commitment. Whether it is setting out the Bibles for church or washing up after a potluck lunch, serving in the nursery or teaching Sunday school, if it is labor done for the King, it is glorious.”

In God’s economy there is no “sacred” versus “secular” service. Whenever anyone does what God calls them to do, they are performing a sacred service.

Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Notice the word “Whatever….”