THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
While walking through a busy parking lot, a man tripped and fell flat
on his face.
As he was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, "Are you hurt?"
"No, I'm fine," he said, touched by her concern.
"Oh, good," she continued. "So will you be vacating your parking space now?"
36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Sometimes, even our desires of holiness may be filled with impure motives.
That is “the iniquity of the holy things.”
ALL we, as Christians, fall WAY short of “the mark” of holiness.
We are at best hypocrites: lax in evangelistic effort, formal in worship, neglectful of Biblical study, and lukewarm in prayer.
Our work for our Lord is often neglected, and performed in pride and with coldness of attitude toward others.
Yes, we often commit “the iniquity of the holy things!”
In the early life of Hebrew history, and the beginning of the priesthood, God recognized this.
In a prophetic statement then, God had Moses design a plate for the forehead of Aaron that read, “HOLINESS TO THE LORD.”
For only God Himself has pure holiness.
And only God can accept the impure motives of man as holy action.
That’s why Christ came into the world: “to bear the sins of many...”
And, even we, who sometimes have impure motives, may “look for Him” to “appear the second time without sin unto (our) salvation.”
Paul recognized this, and said, “whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice!”
PRAISE GOD for JESUS, Who bears ALL our sins!!
As our High Priest, He offers up His holiness for our unholy thoughts and actions!
Let us KNOW Him more!
Let us PREACH Him more!