February 8

Exodus 28:1-43; Matthew 25:31-26:13; Psalm 31:9-18; Proverbs 8:12-13

After God lays out the details of the Tabernacle, He turns to the role that the priest was to play. You see, the people could not approach God directly so they needed an intermediary. The priest served in that role. He represented God to the people and the people to God.

A role this significant had to have the right appointments. From the turban to the breastplate, each item has significance. The Breastplate had 12 stones, which represented all the tribes of Israel. So, when the priest ministered before the Lord, the priest stood in for all of Israel.

The priest represented everyone. This priest was only a type or foreshadowing of the Great High Priest, Jesus, who would come. Jesus today is praying for us– each of us! Whatever you need, or are facing, Jesus is calling your name out to God.

What a powerful image! Jesus praying to His Father for you! How could you ever worry or fret knowing that Jesus is praying for you? Trust His prayers for you! They really work!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 29:1-30:10; Matthew 26:14-46; Psalm 31:19-24; Proverbs 8:14-26

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