Day twenty-eight: Exodus 28
“Now I like dollars, I like diamonds,I like stunting, I like shining”
I wonder how often we see designer clothes and think. “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it”
Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly how Exodus 28 goes, but we’re talking fancy clothes here, the Gucci and Balenciaga of the Old Testament. These clothes that God told Moses to have made for Aaron were to be top of the range, high quality, handmade clothes – not just any old robe.
You see, back in those days, Aaron and the other priests had a massive responsibility. They were the mediators between God and the Israelites and so were the only ones allowed into the Holy Place of the tabernacle, which makes sense as to why they had these immense garments. The instructions God gives are so specific and delicate that these garments would’ve been the fanciest looking thing about. Had it been in today’s world, they would be the clothes pop stars around the world are singing about.
These clothes were important. The priests were set apart from the rest of Israel to be called holy and obviously because God deserved the best and the utmost beauty; they were the clothes the priests wore in the presence of God. See, God’s holiness is always connected to glory and beauty. And just like the priests, we are also called to be holy.
Thankfully for us today, we don’t need to have the most beautiful clothes or the most expensive brand to be called holy otherwise we would get nowhere. But the only reason this is the case is because of Jesus. We don’t need to be clothed in Calvin Klein or Valentino because Jesus clothes us in righteousness and gives us the ability to come before God. We can come before God as we are.
Come and see what God has done.
Question for today: How does knowing this make you feel?