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Focus Verses: Exodus 28:36-41
36 "Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban. 38
It will be on Aaron's forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved
in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts
may be. It will be on Aaron's forehead continually so that they will
be acceptable to the LORD. 39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer. 40 Make tunics, sashes and headbands for Aaron's sons, to give them dignity and honor. 41
After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons,
anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as
the details and elements of the Tabernacle—its accouterments, its
furnishings, and the priests—were set aside for a special purpose.
These things and these people were consecrated for serving God. Every
aspect of Israel's religious practice was intended to emphasize the
holiness, uniqueness, and majesty of God.
the garments, the rituals, and the priests were dedicated to one
purpose—the worship of God. Once consecrated to God, they were not to be
used for anything else. They belonged to their Holy God and were
exclusively committed to his holy purposes.
Response and Action:
want all the details of my life to be devoted to honoring and serving
God. My choices, my lifestyle, my mouth, my attitudes, my work, my
relationships, my hopes, and my plans should be consecrated to his holy
purpose for me.
O God, help
me to live for you and through you in thought, word, and deed. Help me
to turn away from what is wrong and do what is right. Help me to love
you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. By the power and
grace of your Holy Spirit, lead me, teach me, transform me, shape me,
and strengthen me, that I might delight in your will, and walk in your
ways, to the glory of your name. Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to you. Through Christ, Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses: 2 Timothy 2:20-21
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but
also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for
If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument
for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do
any good work.
Renovation of the Heart
by Dallas Willard