While the dress was absolutely gorgeous, she struggled to wear it again
Reference: v.30 They made the plate, the sacred emblem, out of pure gold and engraved on it, like an inscription on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I was recently chatting to a friend who had experienced the loss of her mother a couple of years ago. This was an incredibly sad time in her life, and one that brought many raw emotions.
For the funeral she went out and bought a dress especially for this one occasion. While the dress was absolutely gorgeous, she struggled to wear it again after the funeral.
Because it had been bought for this specific ceremony it held with it many emotions and memories of a challenging time. While the material was no different to any other dress she had in her wardrobe, this particular dress held so much more meaning than anything else she owned.
Application: All outfits vary in price and value, but there are some that represent greater emotional value.
While the garments that were made for the Israelite priests were made from the best materials they were also made for a holy reason. What greater reason to wear a garment than to worship and honour God.
We may not wear robes and priestly garments, but we can certainly cloth ourselves with the desire to worship and honour God. We don’t have to wait until our Sunday church services, but each and every day we can clothe ourselves with integrity, love, grace and perseverance as we live to worship God.
Prayer: Lord God, no matter what we wear may we give you the glory that you deserve. Amen.
What garments hold extra meaning for you?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.