December 8 – Exodus 40:1-15

December 8 – Exodus 40:1-15

40 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  2  “On the first day of the first month you shall erect the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.  3  And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.  4  And you shall bring in the table and arrange it, and you shall bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps.  5  And you shall put the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the screen for the

door of the tabernacle.  6  You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting,  7  and place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.  8  And you shall set up the court all around, and hang up the screen for the gate of the court. 9  “Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and consecrate it and all its furniture, so that it may become holy.  10  You shall also anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, so that the altar may become most holy.  11  You shall also anoint the basin and its stand, and consecrate it.  12  Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and shall wash them with water  13  and put on Aaron the holy garments. And you shall anoint him and consecrate him, that he may serve me as priest.  14  You shall bring his sons also and put coats on them,  15  and anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”


These verses share that the holy garments prepared for Aaron and his sons as well as their anointing being part of their ongoing priesthood throughout their generations. Jesus is now our High Priest.  He came so that we might be consecrated and our sins be washed away if we admit we’re a sinner, confess our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  Jesus came for you and I.  If you have any concerns about your salvation, speak to a Christian mentor and take action.  We may not understand God’s extraordinary love, but He extends it to all of us.    


Oh Heavenly Father, may I be consecrated for Your good work.  You alone make rags into holy garments and I am but filthy rags.  You alone can make me into something beautiful for Your glory and Your good works.  How many of Your words inside the pages of Your book share the precious stories of how You have taken people who are nothing and turned them into something beautiful in Your sight and wonderful in Your house.  We are here but for a few moments, and our purpose is to praise You.  Help me fulfill my purpose in Your sight.  Thank You Father for loving me enough to take these filthy rags and making them precious in Your sight.


In Jesus’ name.





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