TO CHEW ON: "Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor." Exodus 28:2
What clothes would you choose?
Match the activity on the left to the clothes you would choose to wear for it on the right:
We dress differently for different activities and seasons. Though there are no right or wrong answers to the quiz above, if you answered honestly you probably didn’t say you would wear a swim suit to play in the snow or your formal dress clothes to go swimming.
What we wear may also depend on what we think of the people we’re with. If you were picked to meet a king or president, would you choose to wear dirty, ripped play clothes? Probably not. Because what you wear says something about you and how you feel toward the person you’re meeting. Your respect for an important person would stop you from dressing in a sloppy way.
God used this rule of personal appearance when He told Moses what the workers in the tabernacle – the priests – should wear. Again God gave detailed instructions.
|Aaron's priestly clothes|
The priests were to wear special things – a breast piece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. These things were to be made of the best linen, using gold, blue, purple and scarlet yarn. The priests were to dress that way so that the people would give them 1.____________ (ynidigt) and 2. _______________ (ronho).
If you go to this page, you will see a picture of the priest in his robe. Click on parts of the priest’s clothes to find out more about each part.
Does your minister or pastor wear special clothes? If he or she does, we see here that it was God’s idea to set apart people who served Him in special ways even by the clothes they wear. In that way, we are reminded to treat them with dignity and give them honor. Of course that is something we should do anyway, whether our pastor wears a robe, a suit or jeans!
PRAYER: Dear God, help me to always respect my pastor. Amen.
MORE: Church Wear
What I choose to wear to church says something about how I feel toward God.
Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Tell why.
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