"Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Text: Exodus 28 : 39
REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE TO THE LORD
Again and again, the high priest was reminded that he would be representing his nation before God! The garments he wore would represent his high regard for the Lord! The high priestly garments also had significance. His clothes would represent the blessings that God would give to His people if they walked in obedience to Him!
THE LAST TWO PIECES OF THE HIGH PRIESTLY GARMENTS
The Levites were set aside by the Lord to minister as His servants. Aaron was the first person to be appointed high priest. Much attention was given to the garments that he would wear as the high priest. His regalia would be complete with tunic and sash.
“You shall skillfully weave the tunic of fine linen thread,
you shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make
the sash of woven work.”
1. Inner garments
Even the inner garments (“the tunic”) was mentioned! That too was to be made of the finest workmanship!
2. The sash
The sash was not an insignificant trivial addition. This piece of clothing was like a final touch to the high priestly garment. Jeremiah the prophet conveyed the meaning of the sash in a message to Judah years later. He said,
“‘For as the sash clings to the waist of a man, so I have caused
the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to cling
to Me,’ says the LORD, ‘that they may become My people,
for renown, for praise, and for glory…”