Tag - Priests

The High Calling

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Exodus 29:1a This is what you are to do to consecrate them, so they may serve me as priests. O-bservation: The Lord told Moses to consecrate or set apart Aaron and his sons for “The High Calling” of the priesthood. These men were to go before the Lord on behalf of the people of Israel, that their sins might be atoned for. But God let Moses know that their ultimate service was to the Almighty. They were to help the people be represented unto the Lord, but God wanted the priests for His work...

Read more...

Holy Clothes

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 42:14 Once the priests enter the holy precincts, they are not to go into the outer court until they leave behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they go near the places that are for the people. O-bservation: When Ezekiel was shown the vision of the future temple restored in Jerusalem, he was reminded of the way the priests themselves were to dress while in the holy of holies. After ministering before the Lord in the holy of holies, they were...

Read more...

A Need For Knowledge

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests. O-bservation: The Lord spoke through the prophet Hosea against the priests of Israel. He told them that because of them holding back the truth, Israel, God’s chosen people, were being destroyed because of a lack of knowledge. A-pplication: One of St. Paul’s forthright directives to his understudy Timothy was to, “Do Your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles...

Read more...

We Leaders Must Lead With Our Eyes Wide Open!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. O-bservation: There came a point in the spiritual leadership of Israel when the priests couldn't be distinguished from anyone else other than perhaps by the clothes they wore. They had closed their eyes to the righteous things of God...

Read more...

Why We Need Preachers

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Malachi 2:7 For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth. O-bservation: In the day the prophet Malachi penned these words, the priest/rabbi was everything to the Jewish people. Most often, for the young people he was the educator and people looked to him for knowledge and instruction. A-pplication: The Lord was not happy in Malachi's day concerning His priesthood. They had let down the standard of righteous teaching that God had entrusted them with. Consequently, the nation was...

Read more...