Monday, September 7, 2020

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).

 

21 thoughts on “Monday, September 7, 2020

  1. Thanking you in heaven, David, for this daily time in the Word. It keeps me centered each morning, very early, spending time with my Heavenly Father, being silent in His Presence, and prayer. What could be more joyful? For to us to die is Christ, and to live is gain. Amen. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord. May His peace be with you, today.

    For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    1 Thes 4:7 KJV

    It was not easy to find this, but finally did. Here is the song:

    Holiness Unto The Lord
    Le­lia N. Mor­ris, 1900
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4rSv-c_4Wg

    • http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/o/l/i/holiunto.htm
      HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD
      Lelia N. Morris
      (1862–1929)

      Called unto holiness, Church of our God,
      Purchase of Jesus, redeemed by His blood;
      Called from the world and its idols to flee,
      Called from the bondage of sin to be free.

      Refrain

      Holiness unto the Lord is our watchword and song.
      Holiness unto the Lord as we’re marching along.
      Sing it, shout it, loud and long,
      Holiness unto the Lord, now and forever.

      Called unto holiness, children of light,
      Walking with Jesus in garments of white;
      Raiment unsullied, nor tarnished with sin;
      God’s Holy Spirit abiding within.

      Refrain

      Called unto holiness, praise His dear name!
      This blessèd secret to faith now made plain:
      Not our own righteousness, but Christ within,
      Living, and reigning, and saving from sin.

      Refrain

      Called unto holiness, bride of the Lamb,
      Waiting the Bridegroom’s returning again!
      Lift up your heads, for the day draweth near
      When in His beauty the King shall appear.

      Refrain

  2. Very enlightening! I did wonder if there were gold mines in Israel so I searched. Apparently there is mining of various mental & some near the Timmna Valley. Every part & article in the Tabernacle was very significant. Wonderful. Have a blessed day all.

  3. Dear Lord God, thank You, thank You, thank You for Your Presence in our lives. You are faithful, always pure and true and altogether holy. Thank You for continuing to work in our lives to make us more like You. You are all the things we long for: good, faithful, gentle, self-controlled, loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, and kind. Bless all Your people today, remind them of Your faithful promises, wash each one in Your own precious blood, and fill each One again to overflowing with Your living waters. Thank You, Lord God, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  4. Doreen, I too wondered about the gold from that time. It’s amazing how the people of that era did things. Can you imagine gold thread?

    Also, Amen to Robs prayer this morning. I prayed it also.

    God bless all today.

  5. Amen saints. Please look back to my yesterday’s blog. Thank you again for all your kind prayers. I believe the Lord heard your prayers and I am feeling better. God bless you all.

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