Holiness of God
Exodus 28-29




Holiness of God, Exodus 28-29. In our day of casual worship, it is easy to forget God's holiness, righteousness, and purity. We could not live if He were to come and stand before us; our only access to Him is through Christ who alone is perfect man and perfect God.




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1 “Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him for my priesthood. 4 These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a coat of checker work, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to serve me as priests. 5 They shall receive gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.
Exodus 28:1-5, ESV

42 It shall be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. 43 There I will meet with the people of Israel, and it shall be sanctified by my glory. 44 I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar. Aaron also and his sons I will consecrate to serve me as priests. 45 I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. 46 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.
Exodus 29:42-46, ESV






Holiness of God
Exodus 28-29



In Exodus 28-29, God appoints Aaron and his sons as the priests; they are the ones who will represent Him before the people. Great detail is given regarding the garments the priests will wear. Why does God spend so much time, with so much detail, regarding the priests of Israel and the garments they shall wear?



Next, God gives specific instructions regarding the consecration of the priests. Again, why does God give so much detail regarding the consecration of the priests of Israel?



The Levites have been set apart by God to represent the holiness of God as well as His righteousness before the people. Though they themselves are sinful, yet every detail regarding the clothing they wear and the sacrifices they make are to point to the holiness of God.



In our day of casual worship, it is easy to forget God's holiness, righteousness, and purity. We could not live if He were to come and stand before us; our only access to Him is through Christ who alone is perfect man and perfect God.



This reminds me of a familiar hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy!
All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns
Around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seaphim
Falling down before thee,
Who wert, and art,
And ever more shalt be.

Stanza 3 ends with:

Only thou art holy;
There is none beside thee
Perfect in pow'r,
In love, and purity.



Pray today that God would be gracious to you and help you to remember the holiness of God as you go through out your duties, and that you will join the angels as they say,



Holy, Holy, Holy! ...
Only thou art holy;
There is none beside thee
Perfect in pow'r,
In love, and purity.









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