The Wife Is Like a Levite

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.” Psalm 100:22Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2)
The husband should be like a “priest” in the home, taking leadership in both spiritual and practical matters. Have you ever thought that a Christian wife can be likened to a Levite, assisting the priest? Look at some of the Levites’ duties listed in 1 Chronicles and see how they compare with duties at home:
1. Gatekeeper — opened gates every morning (ch. 9:26-27). Are we gatekeepers of what enters our children’s minds through friends, books, radio, school, and computer?
2. Supply keepers and Shoppers — looked after supplies used in worship (ch. 9:28-29). Do we plan ahead and shop accordingly?
3. Apothecaries [or worshippers] — made ointments of spices (ch. 9:30). Mary worshipped the Lord by pouring her ointment on His feet, and the house was filled with the odor of her ointment. Do we worship the Lord daily, creating a fragrant atmosphere in the home by the joy that comes from being in His presence?
4. Cooks and Bakers for the tabernacle — (ch. 9:31-32; 23:29). Do we make wholesome food for our family?
5. Singers for the house of God — sang day and night. They stood to thank and praise the Lord every morning and every evening (ch. 9:33; 23:30). Are our homes filled with singing and praise to God? If you’re convinced that the work you do around home is for God’s glory, try singing as you do it! May we joyfully serve the Lord as Levites and daughters of the King.