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June 29, 2018

Who are the priests in your life?

I’m writing this entry in St Paul’s Cathedral. Twice a year our diocese gathers here for grand ordination ceremonies, where Anglican church leaders are pronounced deacons and then priests. The majestic building floods with music and reg...

June 28, 2018

‘Clothes maketh the man.’ What kind of high priest do Aaron’s clothes make him?

Most obviously, the priest’s garments are made from the same materials as the tabernacle in which he ministers. Aaron’s colour-coordination reminds onlookers that he’s suited to enter into G...

June 27, 2018


Around God’s central tent is a wider courtyard. It’s not hard to ask your favourite search engine for an overall schematic of the ‘Jewish tabernacle’. Again, the whole complex is like an archery target; the ark of the covenant is at the very centre, protected by conce...

June 26, 2018

I wish I were more artistic.

We see intricately fine detail in the design of the tabernacle: God’s portable home for a few centuries. And we learn several divine truths from a chapter that otherwise sounds more like an IKEA manual than a choice devotional morsel. 

First,...

June 25, 2018

The first two ‘acts’ of Exodus are finished. God has saved his people out of slavery (chs. 1–14), and he has formalised his special covenant treaty that makes them unique among the nations of the earth (chs. 15–24). The scene is set for the third act.

Exodus 25–40 is of...

June 24, 2018

What festivals do your family and your culture celebrate? Most of us enjoy a good party for significant occasions.

Some Christians are familiar with the second half of Exodus 24, as Moses ascends Mount Sinai to receive the God-inscribed laws and commands verbalised in E...

June 22, 2018

Today the second half of today’s chapter stands out to me. If the past three chapters have been what God expects from His people, then it is from verses 20-33 that God tells the Israelites what they can expect from Him. That God will send an angel to prepare the way, t...

June 22, 2018

The image of a holy person stood out to me today as I was reading this passage. There is a clear expectation from God that his people will follow these laws to be His Holy People. It made me wonder though, what would a holy person look like today?

When I think of a holy...

June 21, 2018

I have no plans to hurt somebody’s eye or ever own a bull that will gore people, so I will never have to set a person free or worry about reimbursing a person that will be gored.

As I was struggling to relate this to passage to my life I was struck by the way that God s...

June 19, 2018

I was blessed to be raised in Christian home. As a very young person, my parents took the time to help my siblings and I to memorise the important things. Our home address and our home phone number, just in case we got we physically lost. The other thing that they made...

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