The student still felt the tribe got cheated.
Let’s see: land or presence of God – which would you choose?
My suspicion is that the student had never encountered the presence of God. The amazing, tangible sense of God with you can make you bold and brave or tear-filled and weak. When the presence of God surrounds you, you are profoundly changed.
Perhaps the student has encountered the presence of God and is so accustomed that God invites everyone to come boldly before Him on a daily basis that the understanding that God’s presence was limited to only one tribe was not registering.
The student did change the way I read about the tribe of Levi. They were privileged with the most incredible access and exposure to God than all the other tribes. You and I have that same privilege every day, in fact, every moment.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with Me.