Nehemiah 10:34 And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law:
I pray that the fire of God will never be allowed to go out. To enable this they cast lots to determine which priest will bring the wood offering into the house of God. The fire represents the indwelling of the Spirit of God but it needs fuel, our lives. The Bible describes us as living sacrifices, which we voluntarily lay down for God. As we decrease, burning for the most high … God increases as the fire glows. As we withdraw our lives from sacrifice, the fire has no fuel to burn.
The leader gives the most. His life is not just given physically, but spiritually He must often be in the gap for those he shepherds. This may mean giving up many perks, gifts and entitlements or spending more time to study the issues at hand …
God will also not accept strange fires … the purity of the fire is also driven by obedience to God and the word of God. The toughest and riskiest jobs cannot be delegated for self-protection. You are the wood that must be brought to God even as the fire removes all the impurities that disturb accomplishment of divine purpose. Are you ready to burn?
Verses for further meditation
Romans 12: 1; Lev 6:13
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders lead in making costly and personal sacrifices
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, may your fire in my life never go out. Amen
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