I Chronicles 24-26

“Shebuel the son of Gershom, son of Moses, was chief officer in charge of the treasuries …” (26:24).  The Temple was the heart of Israel’s community life, and the Levites were assigned specific roles to take care of money, the physical building and its objects, music, guarding the gates, etc. (26:1), while the priests were charged with offering sacrifices.  As each performed their task, the whole organism of the Temple fulfilled its role as the center of worship to the One God.

The Temple was a physical symbol of a spiritual reality: the redeemed people of God, each using their gifts for the benefit of the body, so that together we glorify God (I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 2:19-22).