1 Chronicles 26

The Gatekeepers (26:1–19)

20–28 In these verses,the writer discusses those Levites who were put in charge of the temple treasuries. They were responsible for collecting and storing the gifts and offerings that the people brought to the temple. They were also responsible for the dedicated things (verses 20,26–28)—that is, those valuable objects taken as plunder and then given over to the Lord for His use.

29–32 Here the writer discusses the six thousand Levites who were assigned to be officials and judges outside Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 23:4). According to Moses, the Levites were to assist in the administration of justice and to teach the law to the people (Deuteronomy 17:9–11). God’s ministers must not merely wait for people to come to them; they must also go out to the people.

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