Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 1, 2022

“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD”

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 28:39-43.

“You shall weave the tunic of checkered work of fine linen, and shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of a weaver.

“For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics;  you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.  You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him;  and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.  You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh;  they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs.  They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur guilt and die.  It shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.”   Exodus 28:39-43.


God provided that Aaron and his sons serve Him as priests which leads us to meditate on God making us too “A royal PRIESTHOOD”.  

“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD;  you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.”  1 Peter 2:9-10.

“you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5.

“And they *sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10.

God also provided priestly garments for Aaron and his sons “for glory and for beauty” which leads us to meditate on God providing us beautiful good works to do which glorify God.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14.


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