Friday, December 17, 2010

A Journey Through the Bible: Exodus 28

Exodus 28:4--"And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a skillfully woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. So they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister to Me as priest." Moses and Aaron were from the tribe of Levi, which tribe the Lord had selected to serve Him as priests. Note that the garments the priests were to wear had to be holy, "that he may minster to Me as priest." If the garments weren't authorized and sanctified by Jehovah, then He would not accept the priest's offering. The clothing was described in the succeeding verses, and it was composed of the richest, finest materials--the best for God, as it should be. Holiness and the best--and the first--are all He allows in His presence and are all He accepts for sacrifice. If that was true under the older, more imperfect law, how much truer is it under the newer, perfect law of liberty, where all of His will has been delivered to us?