Dressed to meet God!
Scripture reading for January 30th: Exodus 28-31
A priest’s job is to mediate between men and God. Men who are dealing with God must be holy and proper. If those assigned and prepared for this job were not obedient, death would result and did on occasion! (Leviticus 10:1-6) God gave great detail about the dress of men who would serve in His house!
The High priest was to wear a breastpiece with two stones, the urim and thummin, over his heart. (Exodus 28:30) These stones were to enable Aaron to make godly decisions. These stones’ names mean “lights” and “perfections”. They have to do with the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden only in God.
The turban for Aaron’s head was made of fine linen. It had a special gold plate with “Holy to the Lord” engraved on it. Aaron was to wear that plate on the front of his turban whenever he ministered. (Exodus 28:36-39)
So it is that Jesus Christ is our High Priest forever living to make intercession for us! (Hebrews 7:23-25) He carries our names on his breastpiece like precious stones and we are over His heart! In Him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! (Colossians 2:2-3) He stands as the only mediator between God and man, a mixture of earthly (He is a man) and heavenly (He is God). (1st Timothy 2:5-6) Jesus is dressed to meet with God on our behalf and He is better than Aaron or his line because he lives forever. He is now seated because his work is finished for our redemption. What a Savior!
Are you dressed to meet with God? It is not so much a matter of clothes as it is of our heart. Do we go in faith in His sacrifice? Are we going humbly? Are we seeking the proper attire of holiness? Examine yourself today and get dressed to meet with God!
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16