And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. . . . For Aaron’s sons you shall make coats and sashes and caps. You shall make them for glory and beauty.
Exodus 28:2, 40
The high priest was to be clearly distinguished by his “holy garments,” and even so his sons, who also performed a priestly duty. These garments were not to be the run-of-the-mill kind of clothes. They were to be “for glory and for beauty.” They were outstanding!
These garments were made by skillful people, whom God had “filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood” (Ex. 28:3). They set Aaron apart for God’s service. As the law is “but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities” (Heb. 10:1), there is a definite correlation with something far greater.
Peter described believers as a “royal priesthood,” dedicated to God’s service. How have we been consecrated? What kind of garments do we have that sets us apart? Isaiah gives us the answer: “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed my with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness” (Isa. 61:10).
We are clothed in Jesus’ righteousness, which is for our glory and beauty. Jesus came and skillfully weaved His robe of righteousness with every thread of His right thoughts, emotions, motives, words, and deeds. He then clothed us with His righteousness so that we would share in His glory and beauty.
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