Wednesday, September 7, 2022

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD

Today’s Reading: Exodus 39

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

The Hebrew inscription on the headdress worn by the High Priest reads, “Holiness Unto the Lord.” In this photo, taken at the 2012 Crossroads exhibit of the Tabernacle, the High Priest is applying the blood from the sacrifice onto the horns of the Brazen Altar. Rev. Rick Hiebert portrayed the High Priest for thousands of visitors and also taught about the Tabernacle in the smaller “Tent of Meeting.”

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” (Philippians 4:8). This entire passage from 1 Peter is a description of a holy life.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

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” (Philippians 1:21a). By Your grace my life is Your life. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

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” (Galatians 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,

David

P.S. Here is a 100 Huntley Street video from 2012 when we had the Old Testament Tabernacle replica on display in the back parking lot of the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. My son Ron is interviewing the man who played the role of the High Priest (click HERE).

 

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 7, 2022

  1. Thank You, Father, for this day. Have Your way in and through all Your people, that Your will is done on Earth as in Heaven, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. My confidence is Your faithfulness. From a song all your answers are yes and amen . Thankyou 100 Huntley for this daily feeding. A awesome workout. Praise to God in the highest, He reigns forever. Amen.

  3. Amen,Rob.
    ” Philippians 4:8
    New International Version

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ”

    “….if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
    (or people) May God bless

    Dust Of The Pearl

    No matter how hard we may try
    We can never live free from sin,
    For we are all created to die
    Unless we have His Spirit within.

    We were without hope on our own
    So He became human with us
    By leaving His kingdom and His throne
    To become the Lamb we call Jesus.

    He lived more lowly than His sheep,
    For riches could not save one soul,
    And the treasures He sought to keep
    Were the same ones the demon stole.

    So the whole world was what He sought
    And love to all was what He taught,
    With words of truth the battle was fought
    And with His own life,our freedom bought.

    He alone made that sacrifice,
    One no one can ever unfurl,
    For He became the Pearl of great price
    And we are but the dust of the Pearl.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/‎05 ‎April, ‎2017

      • Very good, William. Thank you. So much detail for the priest’s apparel. It was a Wonderful experience for all who attended and for us to see at this time. Blessings all today. Praying for safety for children returning to school. In Ontario, some restrictions, as to mask wearing, etc. have been lifted.

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