In the Wilderness: Exodus 28

The priests’ garments detailed by God in Exodus 28.
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And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother,
for glory and for beauty.
Exodus 28:2
Aaron, the first high priest, portrayed Jesus, our ultimate High Priest, by what He wore. 
Aaron was clothed in holy garments for glory and beauty.
Jesus, clothed in holiness, is glorious and beautiful.
Aaron bore the judgment of his brothers and sisters. The names of the tribes of Israel on his shoulders and over his heart.
Thus Aaron shall bear the judgment of the people of Israel
on his heart before the Lord regularly.
Exodus 28:30
Jesus bore the judgment of the world on His shoulders stretched out on a cross. His heart filled with love for His people. Becoming not only our High Priest, but also the perfect sacrifice.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed
1Peter 2:24 ESV
Aaron’s garments, a picture of who we are as God’s chosen priests in Christ.
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1Peter 2:4-5 ESV
Aaron dressed in garments representing the One he foreshadowed. Elaborate, beautiful garments, and atop his head a turban with an engraved signet across his forehead reading: Holy to the Lord.
We, in Christ, His holy priesthood, also have a holy garment to wear, which represents the One who came.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Colossians 3:12-14 ESV
Do you see yourself as chosen by God? holy and beloved?
Have you embraced your role as a member of His holy priesthood? a representative of Christ to the world?
Are you prepared to offer spiritual sacrifices in Jesus’s name so others might be forgiven? saved?
Today, consider who you are in Christ. Surrender to the sanctification of the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to dress you in holy garb. And write across your forehead: Holy to the Lord.
Lord, what a picture of who You are and who I am in You.
Just as You prepare my heart to draw near You,
prepare me to fully engage in my call as one of Your priests.
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