December 6 – Exodus 39:8-26

December 6 – Exodus 39:8-26

8  He made the breast piece, in skilled work, in the style of the ephod, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.  9  It was square. They made the breast piece doubled, a span its length and a span its breadth when doubled.  10  And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row;  11  and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;  12  and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;  13  and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a

jasper. They were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.  14  There were twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They were like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.  15  And they made on the breast piece twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.  16  And they made two settings of gold filigree and

two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece.  17  And they put the two cords of gold in the two rings at the edges of the breast piece.  18  They attached the two ends of the two cords to the two settings of filigree. Thus they attached it in front to the shoulder pieces of the ephod.  19  Then they made two rings of gold, and put them at the two ends of the breast piece, on its inside edge next to the ephod.  20  And they made two rings of gold, and attached them in front to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, at its seam above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.  21  And they bound the breast piece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it should lie on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breast piece should not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD had commanded Moses. 22  He also made the robe of the ephod woven all of blue,  23  and the opening of the robe in it was like the opening in a garment, with a binding around the opening, so that it might not tear.  24  On the hem of the robe they made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.  25  They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around the hem of the robe, between the pomegranates—  26  a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate around the hem of the robe for ministering, as the LORD had commanded Moses.


The Bible mentions pomegranates as one of the seven special products of the land of Israel and as part of the priestly garments.  It is a symbol of fruitfulness when the spies brought them from Canaan.  Fruitfulness! 

How is your life providing fruitfulness? 

Ask God to increase your fruitfulness and pave the way for increased faith, trust and witnessing.      


Heavenly Father, help me be fruitful in every way that pleases You and glorifies You.  May I grow in my relationship with You as well as others You bring into my life.  May I grow in how I share You either by my actions or my words, or both.  May I grow in how I pray for others.  There are so many ways I can be fruitful.  Help me see those ways as I go about my day and bring honor to You by growing in You.


In Jesus’ name.



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