Then he gathered the priests and the Levites, and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah, and gather from all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that you do it quickly.” However the Levites did not do it quickly. 2 Chr 24:5
Joash initiated the collection of money for the re-construction of the temple. He tasked the priests and Levites to do it. But for some reason, the Levites “..did not do it quickly..“
Their priorities did not seem to be aligned to that of Joash’s. They were probably busy with many other things. Gathering the required funds for the repair of God’s house was, for some reason, not on their list of priorities.
Are we similarly busy with many things in our lives? Have we clearly established our priorities? How should we set our priorities? It is clear from here that things that have to do with our spiritual well being and things pertaining to God ought to be highest on our list of priorities. We ought to do these things “quickly” instead of “dragging our feet” like how the Levites responded. Let us examine ourselves.