Today I read Numbers 4 where the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron to divide up the responsibility for the tabernacle and moving it when they broke camp. The Lord assigned several families the responsibility for different parts of the tabernacle. It never fails to impress me how in those days the Lord left nothing to chance but dictated their every responsibility for them. I wonder if this was because it was so sacred or if it was just because the Israelites had trouble when left to their own devices? I'm sure we will know some day.
In a way, it is kind of nice how the Lord spelled everything out for them. I know there are some Latter-day Saints that would love that, in fact there have been Latter-day Saints in the past that complained why Heavenly Father didn't just flat out state what items to avoid in the Word of Wisdom, such as caffeine or soda drinks. But as the Lord has told us in the past, it is not pleasing that we should be commanded in all things but that we should use our own intelligence to make decisions. Now, when it comes to the temple, or other such sacred things such as ordinances, that is when He gives us explicit instructions, but otherwise, He prefers us to come up with the choice/decision on our own. How else are we going to grow? Until tomorrow.