Today the Lord organized the camp grounds for the children of Israel around the tabernacle. He separately organized the Levites. We learned that only the descendants of Aaron were priests but the entire tribe of Levi were to serve the priests. When the Israelites first came out of Egypt the Lord said “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both man and beast; it is Mine”. Exodus 13:1 Today we see God is saying “Now behold, I Myself have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the womb among the children of Israel”. So God has Moses count all the firstborn males, one month and older, from the children of Israel and there were 273 more than the number of Levites. The Lord assigned a monetary value for the 273 additional firstborn males to be paid to Aaron the priest. Tomorrow we will learn more about the responsibilities assigned to the Levites. Keep reading!