On the Book of Numbers, chapter 7, God told Moses to accept gifts from every tribe of Israel and give those gifts to the Levites who served in the tent of meeting according to their assigned responsibilities.
So, from the three major Levitical families who were responsible for the work of the tabernacle, Moses gave those gifts to Gershonites and Merarites but not to the Kohathites.
Do you know why? Read Numbers 7:9
“But Moses did not give any to the Kohathites, because they were to carry on their shoulders the holy things, for which they were responsible.”
Wow! Did you hear that! Their responsibility was to carry “the holy things” (all the items of the tabernacle). All the Kohathites needed to bring in to the tent of meeting to accomplish their task was their “holy bodies.”
Just like the Kohathites, you and I are workers of the temple of the Lord (“priesthood” 1 Peter 2:9). Our call is to bring in our body to God to be used as the temple of the living God (1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19). We’re not required to bring in our talents, skills, gifts, knowledge, and whatnots to the house of God. All we need to bring in is our holy bodies.
The Bible says, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” (Romans 12:1)
So, let’s bring to God today our body as a “living sacrifice” and leave it there at His feet because that is where we find our true identity; that is where we can receive grace which enables us to lead a sexually pure life. Otherwise, it is impossible for us to make our bodies sexually pure.
“How can I then give my body to God as a living sacrifice?”
Through a daily life of prayer, reading/studying and meditating on the word of God and seeking God with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Timothy 2:22). ///