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Exodus 28, vs. 36-43 with Betty

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36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, Holiness To The Lord.

37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.

38 And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.

39 And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.

40 And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.

41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

The second half of Exodus Chapter 28 includes a description of the miter that Aaron is to wear upon his head when he enters unto the Lord. He is also to wear an embroidered coat of fine linen and a girdle of “needlework.” Aaron’s sons are to also have coats, girdles and bonnets “for glory and for beauty.”

Finally, all of them shall have made for them linen breeches to cover their nakedness from loin to thigh, so they will bear no inequity. The commission of priesthood is granted to Aaron and to his sons and to all his seed afterward forever.

Aaron was Moses’ great helper and often went before the Lord with him. He was also of the same family as Moses. Therefore, when the Lord appointed him to the priesthood, he was extending the honor given to his servant Moses to his entire family. This is a beautiful reminder that God rewards those who love and serve him.

Betty Killebrew

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