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
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.