After the Levites, David addresses the Priests. David divided them into task forces by lot.  Our verse says, “They divided them by lot, all alike, for there were sacred officers and officers of God among both the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar.” There was to be no favoritism in assignment of the priestly functions.

In the New Testament economy we are all equally blessed to intercede for others with God because we are a nation of priests. All believers are priests. This doctrine is often referred to as the Priesthood of the Believer.  God shows no favoritism.

Kathleen Peterson tells a wonderful story about a Chicago bank that once asked for a letter of recommendation on a young Bostonian being considered for employment. The Boston investment house could not say enough about the young man. His father, they wrote, was a Cabot; his mother was a Lowed. Further back was a happy blend of Saltonstalls, Peabodys, and other of Boston’s first families. His recommendation was given without hesitation. Several days later, the Chicago bank sent a note saying the information supplied was altogether inadequate. It read: “?We are not contemplating using the young man for breeding purposes. Just for work.”

It took Peter some time to get this message. He thought lineage was the key ingredient to acceptability with God. God had to send down a visual aid of a sheet with all kinds of unclean creatures on it three times before he understood.  But in Acts 10:34f, Peter says, “I now really understand that God has no favorites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”

“Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door!”  James 5:9