Commissioned to ministry, he was called to be a Levite
His work was service and he vowed to live right
God was the focus of his life and all that he’d write
Making a living as a minister-one of his lead fights
We wonder: shelter, clothing plus what he’d feed, right?
His brothers should give but what if they didn’t tithe?
Is he to die of brokenness and still speak life?
Should he pause his ministry? Or maybe make it biz’ like?
Maybe he could use his skills to foot his bills?
Coz thru these deals dude would school his kids
Began to do his gigs less and less as a minister
Began to do these things more or less as a businessman...
Don get me wrong, nothing’s wrong with making money
But it shouldn’t be the driving force to sharing testimony
Gifts and talents are tools we use to save souls
Don’t loosely use the Truth to jus make dough
Christ didn’t preach jus to make some cents for his needs
His love for the lost-that's the sense that we need!
Neither did He share parables at a special fee
He did so so as to teach and set all free
Ministry without love for the lost of course is off the course
Your gift, your passion or job is not your source
A truthful reminder and caution for Levi
Jehovah Jireh is faithful - He's our portion forever
King, may we seek You first; Spirit reveal to us
Your living Truth plus, how to live in true trust
(Brethren) Me and you must first seek
Have our knees become foreigners to our floors?
Has Jesus become a foreigner in our flows?
Do we turn down ministry because of the pay?
Or because when you prayed, that was what Jehovah had said?
We don't earn fame and fortune-they come from favour
We are to stay faithful, they are not returns on labour
With ALL that we have, let’s be good stewards
As we live and lean towards turning faith into works
Ministers are called to a life full of faith, let's face it!
Nobody said it's gonna be easy but by grace we make it
Levites serving for self commit a sin of fraud
The scriptures show ministers live(d) off God
This is not to get controversial, get you worried or hesitant
Jus to say that God promised HE IS our inheritance!
Not enough words to articulate this but well.......!
The LORD said to Aaron, "You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites."
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. If you speak, you should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If you serve, you should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.