Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne:
“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I have hope in Him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him”
It is certainly the priests of the Lord who realize what a privilege it is to believe, receive, and confess the privileged truth of “The Lord is my portion.” This realization, that the Lord indeed is our portion, is what keeps us, as His priests, near our Lord, for He is our portion now and forever. He is our hope. We wait for Him and seek Him, for He is our portion; our daily living bread and living water.
To joyfully and heart-fully confess “The Lord is my portion” is the earmark of those who truly draw near to the Lord, to minster before Him with reverence, obedience, and gratitude.
When God first called Aaron and His sons to be His priests, after their deliverance from Egypt, scripture records, “The Lord said to Aaron, ‘You shall have no inheritance in their land nor any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel’” (Numbers 18:20).
King David, the king who loved to minister to the Lord, declared, “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup” (Psalm 16:5).
In the prophet Ezekiel, God rewarded His faithful priests, the sons of Zadok, who had not fallen away from God in apostasy, as the rest of the Levites had fallen away, by making them (the sons of Zadok) His inner court priests that they may “come near to Me to minister to Me” (Ezekiel 44:15). Of these faithful and privileged inner-court priests, God once again reiterated His blessing by declaring “And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel - I am their possession” (Ezekiel 44:28).
Good news o priest of our Lord God - God is our portion and our inheritance! He is our riches, and He is our richness. It truly is the priests of the Lord today who understand this truth best, for this is part of our priestly call. This has always been the call of God to His priests, and this has always been the call of His priests to our God, “You are our portion! Thank You God. We are keeping our eyes upon You, seeking You, waiting for You, hoping in You, and ministering to You in Your goodness.”
This certainly brings Paul’s declaration into crystal clear light for us, when he wrote to the Christians in Ephesus, “you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:14).
God is our possession and we are “God’s own possession.” This is the great inheritance blessing and awareness of our priesthood. The Lord IS our portion! Hallelujah!