Leviticus 21:1 1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:
Special instructions are given in Leviticus 21 for the Levitical priests so that they would not defile themselves or the tabernacle. There are guidelines about the dead, about funerals, about who they married, and about physical limitations.
The lesson for us is that as God’s priests, we need to realise God places a very high value on our role in the world. We represent Him. We help people get right with God. We share the truth of God’s Word, and we don’t want to do anything that might pollute our message.
May God help us to live out the purity He has worked into us. May we keep our minds, our hearts, our families, and our lives free from spiritual defilement, so we can glorify the Lord and represent Him well in this world.
Philippians 2:12–15 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;