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Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

August 9

And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:13

As high priest, Aaron is a picture of our great High Priest, Jesus Christ. Aaron’s sons, however, are a picture of you and me - a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). While Aaron wore pomegranates and bells, gems and a gold plate, his sons were attired much more simply, only wearing three items.

The coat, or linen garment, speaks of salvation.

Which robe was placed on the Prodigal Son upon his return?

The best robe.

Whose robe was the best?

The father’s.

So too, when you accepted Jesus Christ, you were robed with the Father’s best robe, for He robed you with His Son (Isaiah 61:10).

The girdle, or belt, worn around the waist allowed the robes to be tucked in, freeing the legs for service. “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,” Paul would later write to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 6:14).

Third, we see the bonnets, or turbans, which speak of submission (1 Corinthians 11). In our priestly service, we’re to be robed in Christ’s righteousness. We’re to be doing the work of service. And we’re to be submitted to those who are over us. There is no room in the body of Christ for lone rangers or independent agents. There is to be connection and submission, accountability and humility. You’ll never be in authority unless you are under authority. And while it is easy for me to submit to those with whom I agree, it is when I submit to a decision that I don’t necessarily agree with that a true spirit of submission and humility is worked within me.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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