THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
It is impossible for a worthwhile thought to enter the head
through an open mouth.
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.
Light from the Word.
Aaron, the high priest of Israel, is a picture/symbol of Christ,
our High Priest.
Notice that Aaron was to "bear the iniquity of the holy things."
Stop and think about that a moment.
Even at our "Sunday Best" we have iniquity in our holy things!
Christ not only died to bear our sins of commission, but also our
sins of omission.
He bore, on Calvary, the iniquity of our holy things!
Christ paid the price for our iniquity in public worship: hypocrisy,
formality, luke-warmness, irreverence, wandering of mind and heart,
and forgetfulness of God.
Even our best Sunday worship times are sometimes polluted with
He also died to pay the price for our iniquity in private devotions:
their laxness, coldness, neglect, sleepiness, and vanity.
Many times our private devotions resemble the garden of the slothful.
What a marvelous Lord and Savior!
He knew what we WERE: hateful, spiteful, prejudicial, angry, liars,
thieves and murderers.
And He knew what we WOULD BE even after justification: lax in
ourselves and legalistic toward others.
Yet Jesus died for us ANYWAY!
The “Crown of Thorns” actually represents Christ bearing the
iniquity of our holy things!
What a mess of defilement we are!
Let us humble ourselves before our Mighty Savior,
and beg His forgiveness.
And may that action open our hearts to share the wonderful,
inexhaustible love of our Lord with others.