Our passage today focuses on the clothing and preparation of the priests, as well as further descriptions of the tabernacle furniture.
- In remembrance – The High Priest’s garments included two stones engraved with the 12 tribes of Israel to bring the tribes before the LORD for remembrance (28:9-12). Again, the garments included 12 stones each engraved with a tribe of Israel to bring the tribes before the LORD in remembrance (28:21-29). Today our High Priest, Jesus, brings our names before the Father, interceding for us (Hebrews 7:23-25). How does Jesus’ intercession for you encourage you? Through Jesus, we too can come to the Father and intercede for others. Who do you need to intercede for before the Father right now?
- God’s Presence – God brought the people out of Israel that he might dwell with them (29:46). Likewise, Jesus died for our sins to bring us to God (I Peter 3:18). God desires to fellowship with us. We have the incredible privilege to dwell in his presence. What do you think of that? How do you feel about that? How do you think we should live in light of this?