Levi was the thirdborn of the sons of Jacob. He was born to Leah and Jacob. Levi means “The Lord has joined or attached”. He was so named by his mother who felt that her husband Jacob shall now be joined to her as she had borne him three sons. From Levi comes one of the tribes of the Israelites – the Levites, who served as God’s priests.
Points to ponder:
Leah yearned to be joined/attached with her husband just as the Church (the people of God who believe in Jesus) should yearn to be joined/attached with her bridegroom, Jesus. God sent his Son Jesus so that man could be joined (reconciled back) with God. God reached out to have man join back with him. Are you joined with / attached to the Lord? If you are, are you his priest, working to reconcile (join) others with God?
Genesis 29:34 (KJV)
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.