Friday, September 7, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 39

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The Hebrew inscription on the headdress worn by the High Priest reads, "Holiness Unto the Lord." In this photo, taken at the Crossroads exhibit of the Tabernacle, the High Priest is applying the blood from the sacrifice onto the horns of the Brazen Altar. All summer, Rev. Rick Hiebert has portrayed the High Priest for thousands of visitors and in September he is also doing the teaching about the Tabernacle in the smaller "Tent of Meeting." Rev. Hiebert is available to speak to your church and may be reached by simply calling the Crossroads Centre at 905-335-7100.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verse: Exodus 39:30

Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

The chorus of a hymn we sang when I was a boy has these lyrics:

“Holiness unto the Lord is our watchword and song. Holiness unto the Lord as we travel along. We’ll sing it, shout it, loud and long, Holiness unto the Lord, now and forever.”

Israel could have sung this song. However, I think it was a 19th century Methodist hymn. This key verse was fastened to the turban of the High Priest. Our great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, appears on our behalf before the throne of God, having lived a holy life without any sin whatsoever. This is the reason that His offering of His very life’s blood to the Holy God is accepted on our behalf. Please look up 1 Peter 1:13-21 and “meditate on these things” (Phil. 4:8). This entire passage from 1 Peter is a description of a holy life.


Dear Lord Jesus, I want so very much to live a holy life. So often I fall short of living as You lived. I pray for You to live in and through me. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For to me, to live is Christ” (Phil. 1:21a). By Your grace my life is Your life. Amen!


I struggled in my late teens with the “holiness” teaching of the Bible. Then I discovered Romans chapter six. Studying this chapter, I discovered the secret of holy living. My old life of sin died with Christ on the cross. It’s a fact! I believe it! My daily commitment is to quote Paul’s confession, “I am crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). Having made this confession for myself before God, I believe it. This activates God’s power which enables me to live a holy life each day. The operative action word here is “DAILY.” Doing this blog early every morning helps me. I pray that your reading of this blog will help you too.

Yours, not for self righteousness, but for Jesus’ holiness lived in me,


REMINDER: The Crossroads Tabernacle Exhibit has been held over until September 30th. For tour info click HERE.

5 thoughts on “Friday, September 7, 2012

  1. Holy living is something which should be paramount in the life of the believer. Not because of anything that we have done, but because God’s Son bore our sins and continues to sustain us and keep us in His love every day.

  2. I find it is like a greyness…a sort of cloud hovers over my day if I have not began with renewal of surrender and seeking a fresh infilling from the Lord. As you said David, seeking Him first each day, activates the ‘power’ that enables. May He continue to daily strengthen and encourage you David, in all things, especially your health.

  3. Dear David…Flesh grows back…that is why it is a daily …coming to the cross
    Holy, Holy, Holy, He is my Joy in the Morning
    as we decrease, and He increases
    it is all about Jesus

    Praise the Lord as we journey together…have a wonderful afternoon & evening….

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