Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Working At It

Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal:  HOLY TO THE LORD…It will be on Aaron’s forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the LORD” Exodus 28:36, 38b.

I can’t say enough about the rich symbolism and foreshadowing of the Old Testament.  Every word drips with intentional detail as God instructs His chosen on the sacred garments for His priests.  When I consider the garments the priests were commanded to wear I too know we are to follow suit.  When we build our lives with God being our greatest treasure He will be continually on our mind.  We are to carry ourselves as those engraved on Christ’s palms and sealed by the Holy Spirit. 

We have been called to be a priesthood for God’s work and set apart for His holiness to reflect. “Martin Luther pointed out in his Babylonian Captivity of the Church that “all we who are Christians are priests,” and no believer has greater access to the Creator than any other. In Christ, there is a true priesthood of all believers. All of us who trust in Jesus alone for salvation have free access into His presence, and all of our lawful vocations are set apart for true God-honoring service. The janitor who does his work to the Lord is in no worse position spiritually than the most gifted preacher on the planet, for all Christians have been declared righteous servants of the creator God  Ligonier Ministries.

We will follow whatever is continually on our mind.  If our thoughts are on the work of the Lord then that is where our feet will take us.  If we are consumed with a relationship, a job or image then that will be our focus.  There is so much to do in the kingdom of God, and we can only know our anointing through time spent with the Father.  God will reveal our calling, equip us to accomplish it and empower us to fulfill it.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” Col 3:23-24.

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