In reading chapter 28 today we see the great value & detail put into the priestly garments.
Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen-the work of a skilled craftsman (vs 6)
For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope (vs 22)
Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth. Make pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them (vs 31 & 33)
Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer (vs 39)
The priest was required to be the people’s representative before God. He was going into the presence of God and needed to be prepared, showing respect & honor.
Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the Lord and when he comes out, so that he will not die (vs 35)
There is no longer a need for the priest as we can now approach God through Jesus.
Do we take the time and care to consider who we’re approaching when we meet God (whether at church, in our prayer time, while singing praises). It's not just about what we’re wearing, but where are our hearts at.
We are meeting the King of Kings & Lord of Lords. What an awesome privilege!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 30-32