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Ephesians 6:14 – “Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,”

I spoke yesterday of the many references in the Old Testament of the word “breastplate”, the majority of those references being found in Exodus. In scanning those Exodus verses, I found that those references were to the priestly garb that Aaron was to wear when he performed his duties. Exodus lists in exquisite detail the instructions the Lord gave Moses as to the construction of the tabernacle, as well as how the priest was to be garbed. Among the priestly breastplate’s construction were precious stones that would represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

Remember, that among the high priest’s main duties was to act as an intercessor for the people before God. In the New Testament, the greatest intercessor, our high priest, is Jesus Christ Himself. I see those stones on the breastplate being reminders that we are not far from God’s heart…that He loves us very much. He wants us to be free from guilt and sin. We can only do that through the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on our behalf as the atoning sacrifice for our sins…once and for all.

Are you probably garbed to do His work today?

Have a blessed day, and a blessed Thanksgiving!

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