In this chapter, I was struck with the provisions God made for the priests in the sanctuary system. For each of the offerings and sacrifices mentioned, there was a portion which was specifically reserved for the priests. This means that, as the Israelites brought meat and grain into the sanctuary and offered it to God, the priests would be sustained in their work.
This is so much like God: to take the things that are offered to Him and turn around and give them to benefit others. He’s not a hoarder. He doesn’t store up treasure and honor and glory for Himself. Instead, His attitude is always geared toward blessing His creation. He spends His energies taking care of His children.
As God’s children, we need to remember that our Father is taking care of everything, including the little things. He doesn’t abandon us or leave us to "figure things out for ourselves." All along the way, He makes provision for everything we need — even when it feels like He’s not. There are times in life when we wonder where God is and if He’s forgotten about us. But when we feel that way, we can remember that God has shown us time and again how He takes care of the little things and trust that He is also going to give us everything we truly need.