Each Assigned a Task

 

    1. In Numbers 4 Aaron is to assign each his task to carry out.
    2. We read in the New Testament about each having our own tasks to carry out:
      • [Paul says] “I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
      • So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
      • Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
      • For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
      • 1 Cor. 3:6-9 
    3. Like those all working together to fulfill the purpose of moving the Tent of Meeting, Christians work together towards one purpose. All our different roles work towards the same end.
    4. Here’s a passage from Romans.
      • “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,
      • so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
      • We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
      • if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
      • Romans 12:4-8
    5. We are one body and each have a purpose. Some have a heart for children, some for the elderly, some for missions, some for teaching, some for being a helper, doing the unnoticed tasks.
    6. Let each fulfill his task he was assigned. Someone not wanting to get involved in the thing your heart is passionate about isn’t a sign of un-Christlikeness; it’s a sign of someone who knows the task they’ve been doing and are committed to seeing it completed.
    7. We are for each other. We are co-workers together and co-workers of Christ. It’s His will and calling to one complete, mature body in Christ that we all work towards.
    8. It’s His eternal glory we’re after.