For Glory And For Beauty

Hey, I have a new motto! I was reading this morning in Exodus, where God was describing the clothing the priests were to wear while ministering in the Tabernacle. He said their robes were “for glory and for beauty”. The work the priest would do, bringing the names of the sons of Israel before the Lord, and offering sacrifices for sin, would glorify God as it would show His compassion and mercy. But I never noticed that word beauty before. There was the beauty of the priestly job to do, but it all was supposed to be beautiful to look at, as well. Scarlet, purple, blue. Pomegranates, bells, gold and precious stones. Wow. I can’t wait to see it.
There is a lady in my church whose house I visited recently. She was one of the first people to welcome me to our church and I noticed her gentle and quiet spirit right away. Her house is a treasure trove of beautiful works of art (many by her) and some of the loveliest quilts I have ever seen. I think now how fitting this all is- a worker who displays beauty inside and out. This needs to be one of my goals in life.

You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. Exodus 28:2

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