June 13, 2017

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Reading along with us in Exodus? Here’s today’s reading:

Exodus 28 (ESV)

“Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood. 4 These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a coat of checker work, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to serve me as priests. 5 They shall receive gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen… Continue Reading

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  1. 30And in the breastpiece of judgment you shall put the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be on Aaron’s heart, when he goes in before the Lord. Thus Aaron shall bear the judgment of the people of Israel on his heart before the Lord regularly.

  2. Amongst all the details of the priestly garments, some real gems of truth are here (I guess the pun is intended, :)). All these garments were intended to have the high priest stand out as God’s anointed, as His holy instrument representing the people before God. Just imagine how distinct his dress would be and so by definition he is sanctified/distinguished as God’s by them. That’s how verse 2 puts it.

    Notice too how the different tribes are represented in the high priests garments which is a further reinforcement that he represents the people. It was also interesting to read the list of gems in 17-20 and compare them with the gems in the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21. Lots of duplication is found.

    And just in case everything else wasn’t a clear declaration that the priest was holy to the Lord, He had a plate of pure gold attached to his turban that said just that “Holy to the Lord”. And don’t miss the bells affixed to the high priests garments to make sure he was still alive as he entered the Lord’s presence.

    Makes me consider what makes me unique as one who is unto the Lord?

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