Glory and Beauty
Today’s reading: Exodus 28:31-30:21
My selection: Exodus 28:40-41
40 “For Aaron’s sons you shall make coats and sashes and caps. You shall make them for glory and beauty. 41 And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests.
My reflections: All of the instructions for the tabernacle and furnishings were extremely detailed and orderly. The vestments of the priests were no less so. Aaron and his sons were to reflect glory and beauty in their dress, showing the solemnity of their office and work. They were to be ordained, set apart, for their service. They were marked as being the designated men to offer the sacrifices before God.
My challenge: Although the Old Testament priesthood was only a shadow of the priesthood of the Incarnate Son of God, it was to be carried out with the highest possible seriousness. In the New Testament, the believers are called a holy priesthood (I Peter 2:5). Since the Reformation, evangelicals have referred to the “priesthood of the believer.” A priest mediates between God and man. As those who have been called to make disciples of all nations, you and I have a grave responsibility to reflect the Lord in our actions and speech.
Seek to reflect His glory and beauty today.
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 30:22-33:11