SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MAY 12, 2023 ( THE ROBE OF THE EPHOD)
TOPIC: THE ROBE OF THE EPHOD
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Exodus 28:31-43
Question(s) for Reflection• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Read vs.31-35 again and observe the special features of the high priest’s robe of the ephod.
The pomegranates made of yarn with assorted colours added to the beauty of the robe. The golden bells on the hem of the robe were a sign of God’s acceptance of the priestly sacrifice: when the priest was in the Holy of Holies, people were to listen to the tinkling of the bells to be sure that the priest was still alive, and that God was satisfied with the sacrifice. In the Old Testament this was the way of atoning for sin, but in the New Testament period, Christ the better High Priest, always lives to intercede for His people (see Hebrew 7:25-28) and His sacrifice has been fully accepted by the Father.
The engraved golden inscription in vs.36 and 37 served as a reminder that God is holy, and the sacrifice being offered was to the Almighty and holy God. Both the sacrifice, the priest and the people must also be holy to the Lord. The priest’s gown is an indication that the high priest has been accepted as the representative of God’s people to bear their sins (v.38).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Closing PrayerOh Lord, help me to be holy to you in all I do and say.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 127:3
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – 12TH MAY 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: THE WATCHMEN/WOMENThe revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servant things that must soon take place…. -Revelation 1:1
THANK GOD FOR:► The SU intercessors who align themselves to God in order to know the plan of God for their Groups, Zones, Areas, Regions and even at the National level.► The grace of God upon their lives that has made them tarry before the presence of the Lord day and night.
PRAY FOR:► Enlargement of their coast as they continue in praying and fasting for SU Nigeria every Monday.► Unity of purpose as they work hand in hand with the leaders to ensure smooth relationships.► Grace to continue in prayer and living in holiness as the coming of the Lord draws near.
PRAY AGAINST:► Praying in error or in false hood.► Distraction from praying due to other pressures that need their attention.