Daily Devotions


Day 267

"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


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 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.”
EXODUS 28:39

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…”

a) To represent God’s deep love and provision
The beautiful clothes of the high priest were meant to communicate God’s love and closeness to His people! As one who loves deeply would seek to provide the very best of clothing, so God would give to His people the very best! Israel was “His people”!
b) To represent all the blessings that God would pour out on His chosen people
What are some of the things people look for in the world? God would be happy to bless His people with these things!
i) Renown- God would cause the name of Israel to be renown the world over!
ii) Praise- People would rejoice and praise God for His blessings!
iii) Glory- Israel would bask in the blessings of the Lord, and great glory would redound to God’s name!