March 11, Reading 1 – Exodus 29:1-37

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SAA Notes

Aaron and his sons were consecrated with blood and oil. Blood is for cleansing from sin and oil for the necessary work of the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist’s words “He shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Luke 3:16) contain the same twin priestly works of Christ necessary for us to come before God.

SJA Notes

“The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him; they shall be anointed in them and ordained in them.”

The priests were to wear special clothes, being set apart – Holy garments to minister in the Holy Place.

As a chosen people, a royal priesthood in Christ our great high priest – We are clothed in the Holy Spirit.

Holiness, being set apart, is a big deal throughout God’s word, and we read of it over and over here.

How good is it then that unlike the garments that Aaron wore, the Holy Spirit changes us inwardly! Day by day we are made more like Jesus, fleeing from sin toward His righteousness.

Praise God for this!

* Lord Above,

Thank You for Your Holy Spirit that works within us, day by day, little by little.

Please make us more like Jesus today.

Amen.

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