23 April 2009
Not to be missed
is the interesting reading from Exodus which is indicated, but not contained, in the Treasury today. Note the repeated "as it has been shown you on the mountain, so it shall be made." Note the closer into the holy of holies the preponderance of gold and how as you move outward, silver, and finally bronze. Note the repeated use of color: blue, scarlet, purple. Note the bells that tinkle on Aaron's robe as he moves. Note Aaron carrying the children of Israel on his shoulders and on his heart as "regular remembrance before the Lord." Note the vestments "for glory and for beauty." Note the careful following of the Lord's prescriptions and the repeated: "so that he does not die." Note the whatever touches the altar becomes holy. The perpetual lambs - one each morning, one each evening. And the incense - morning and evening to the Lord. And the holy oil. Good stuff there, and much that Hebrews helps unpack. And much to tie into what I wrote earlier about liturgy as LIFE.
Posted by William Weedon at 9:41 AM