Today’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 37:1-39:31
Heavenly Father, as I read through today’s reading I was amazed at the in-depth explanation of each item in Your Tabernacle, I was in awe of Your attention to detail and the great care that went into making each item. But something caught my eye and I got so excited when I began to see how it all fit together…
Aaron was the first high priest of Israel, a human being, anointed to be Holy to the Lord:
Finally, they made the sacred medallion—the badge of holiness—of pure gold. They engraved it like a seal with these words: Holy to the Lord. They attached the medallion with a blue cord to Aaron’s turban, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. —Exodus 39:30
Aaron, and his future generations were just symbols and placeholders for the true High Priest…
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. –Hebrews 4:14-16
Lord, Jesus You don’t need a “badge of holiness” because You faced all of the same testings as we do and yet You did not sin. Aaron was just like the rest of us, no sooner than Moses left him he started making idols (Exodus 30:1-29). Lord, thank You for making a way for us to be holy.
Lord, thank you for being our high priest. Thank you for standing in the gap for us on our worst days…
Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. —Romans 8:34
Father, as we read more and more about the priests of Israel, help us to remember that because of Your Son, Jesus we are Your living stones that You are using to being your permanent temple and even more than that we are Your holy priests.
And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. —1 Peter 2:5
Jesus, I want to wear Your badge of holiness. I want others to see You in my daily life. Show me how to live that life today!
In Jesus Name. Amen and Amen!
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 39:32-40:38, Numbers 9:15-23