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Why did they cast lots for the positions in the temple?

They divided them impartially by casting lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar. 1 Chronicles 24:5
            Lot casting was a sort of random coin-flipping, dice-throwing, rock-paper-scissors way of deciding things.  Back then, they used the method to impartially make decisions and decide order.
            Here the Levites used lots to decide the order of who would be serving when and in what order at the temple.
This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the Lord, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.  1 Chronicles 24:19
            The Holy Spirit did not live inside believers yet so they trusted God to cause the lots to fall where they may.