Purity, Dedication, Focus

Purity, Dedication, Focus

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

To God, it was not enough that the Levites were born into a special family or called to ministry. God required a personal commitment from each one. He wanted them to be dedicated, to demonstrate that they were set apart to serve Him and focused to not allow anything to distract them.

He also wanted them to be purified. Each Levite was to experience a complete cleansing. Their whole bodies were to be shaved and sprinkled with “purifying water” (v. 7). And all their clothes were to be washed.

They also were to be cleansed spiritually by confessing their sins. Then, they were to approach God with a special offering. They also needed to present themselves as an offering.

God was giving us a picture of the kind of dedication He wants from His people. Some people are satisfied with just going to church or living a religious life. But God wants people with a full-time commitment, who realize that their relationship with Him changes everything. Only in His presence can they find “fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11). He wants people who present their bodies as “a living and holy sacrifice” (Romans 12:1).

Follow the call of God on your life. Dedicate yourself to serving Him. Seek to be free of distractions. Allow Him to probe your life and help you be clean in spirit, soul, and body. Be a living sacrifice, an offering pleasing in His sight.