David assembled all the leaders of Israel and the priests and the Levites. The Levites, thirty years old and upward, were numbered, and the total was 38,000 men. “Twenty-four thousand of these,” David said, “shall have charge of the work in the house of the Lord, 6,000 shall be officers and judges, 4,000 gatekeepers, and 4,000 shall offer praises to the Lord with the instruments that I have made for praise.” And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (1 Chronicles 23:2-6)
There are parts of the books of Chronicles that contain lists, which are perhaps more useful for research than devotional reading. Yet at times you run into a nugget that is worth considering and here we have one. The Chronicler is about to give a list of the names of the heads of the Levite families, but the reason is worth noting. They are being assembled to be assigned specific tasks for the worship of God in the temple that Solomon will build. The worship is to be well organized.
As J. G. McConville has written, “Worship can be sublime and spiritual without becoming disorganized; and the converse is probably not true”
Thought this was worth noting…