Take the Levites from among all the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean. Numbers 8:5
Not every person can do every job that there is. People have to be set apart for specific jobs. This is often determined by skills and training or education.
Along with all of this, some jobs require a level of cleanness above the normal being clean. Surgeons must scrub themselves spotlessly clean prior to doing their work. If one does not have the required skills or is not clean, he will not be allowed to do the work.
God told Moses to take the Levites from among the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.
During the time of Moses, one had to be set apart and then go through a physical ritual to be cleaned before God in order to do the work of God in the tabernacle. It was a process that looked forward to the time of Jesus and what believers would have to do.
Every person who is a believer in Jesus is also a worker of God in His church. The first thing that occurs is a person is set apart from the world, becoming a believer. Instead of going through a ritual today, one must repent of his sins and believe in the work of Jesus to remove those sins and make him clean, not just ceremonially clean, before God.
At this point the believer is set apart from the world. He is no longer following the sinful ways of the world, but God’s holy and righteous ways.
According to the world, he will look strange and different. He becomes a stranger in this world, just passing through, heading to a new place in heaven for eternity. At this point, one is ready to do the full work of God on this planet.
God has a work for you to do. In order to be ready to do it, you must be set apart and made clean before God.
Choose today to believe in the work of Jesus upon the cross. Repent of your sins and allow Jesus to make you pure and holy, setting you apart from the world. Obey the commands of God that will give you eternal life, rather than the sinful ways of this world that will bring only death.
Now go out and do the work of God building His kingdom here on earth.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be set apart for the work of God; that you will be separated from the sin of this world; that you will be clean and holy before God and man; and that God will guide you in building His kingdom each day.