April 29, 2021 –

Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament, reveals a third individual who walked with God. In the second chapter, God says, “My covenant with him (Levi) was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. True instruction was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity (Malachi 2:5, 6).

In these two verses, God reveals six characteristics that equipped Levi to walk with Him. 

  1.   Levi revered God. He adored and worshiped God.
  2.   Levi stood in awe of God’s name. He had a reverential fear of God.
  3.   True instructions were in Levi’s mouth. He knew God’s will and faithfully taught others.
  4.   Unrighteousness was not found on Levi’s lips. He did not speak evil or unclean things.
  5.   Levi walked in peace and uprightness. His life was pure and good.
  6.   Levi turned many back from iniquity. He had a strong moral influence on the lives of many.