devotional post # 2290
Num 8:5 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Num 8:6 “Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and purese them.
Num 8:7 Thus you will do to them to purify them: spritz the water of purification upon them, and let them go with a razor over all their body, and wash their clothes and purify themselves.
Num 8:8 Then let them take a bull from the herd and its tribute offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and you will take another bull from the herd for a mistake offering.
Num 8:9 And you will bring the Levites in the sight of the conference tent and collect the whole congregation of the people of Israel.
Num 8:10 When you bring the Levites in the sight of Yahveh, the people of Israel will lay their hands on the Levites,
Num 8:11 and Aaron will offer the Levites in the sight of Yahveh as a presentation offering from the people of Israel, that they may do the service of Yahveh.
Num 8:12 Then the Levites will lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you will offer the one for a mistake offering and the other for an ascending offering to Yahveh to provide reconciliation for the Levites.
cleansing before service
Before the Levites could begin the work they were called to do, they had to go through a ceremony of cleansing. Even though they were not to physically touch any of the holy objects, it was still necessary for them to be purified for service. No matter what we do for the LORD, we need to begin with his forgiveness and a right relationship with him.
LORD, we want to serve you. Cleanse and purify us.