Text: Exodus 39: 1-43.
The use of uniform for different professions is not new, it is as old as human history. We see in Exodus that each day the Priest wore uniform as they performed duties at the tabernacle [vv. 1-21]. Their uniforms were designed to be both: 1. Beautiful because of the materials and colours used; 2. Significant because of the duty they performed differentiating them from lay people. The outstanding pieces of the priests’ uniform were the Ephod and Chest piece. An ephod was like a vest which they would put on the outer clothing. The chest piece was attached or fitted to the ephod. The chest piece was multi-coloured with twelve gemstones, depicting the twelve tribes of Israel, attached to it. By putting on a chest piece, representative of the twelve tribes of Israel, the priest was in effect bringing the nation of Israel
before God. Still, the chest piece had two pockets holding two plates called the Urim and Thummin. Urim and Thummin were important tools for the priest as he used them to determine the will of God.
Today you do not need Urim and Thummin, God had revealed His will through His Word, the Bible, and also through the Holy Spirit whom you receive at the point you receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord.
Meditate on verse 1. What is God teaching you in this verse?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me to always follow Your instructions and will as presented in Your Word, the Bible. Amen.