BOM-BITES Episode #540 – Exodus 28 – powered by Happy Scribe
Hey, my friends, Derek from BOM Socks with more Bomb Bites, where we feast upon the words of Christ, one bite at a time.
So this week we’re introduced to an interesting principle which we’re actually going to talk more about next week in the Come Follow Me.
And it’s the principle of building a Tabernacle.
And again, we’ll get more into that next week because there’s some cool little principles that we’ll focus on from a little bit from this block, but more into the block next week.
So when you get to the Tabernacle, there are certain ways that you dress. All right?
So you get to chapter 28.
And one of the things it says in the chapter heading, it says, Aaron and his sons are to be consecrated and annoyed to administer in the priest’s office. Aaron’s garments are to include a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a coat, a miter and a girdle. The breastplate of judgment is a King. Twelve precious stones with the names of the tribes there in Urim and Thumbim are to be carried in the breastplate.
Here’s a picture of what it most likely looked like. Now you’re probably looking at this going, boy, this guy is dressed nicely here as he’s got all of those things that it talks about.
Now, one of the cool things about this is you go into verse number two of chapter 28. Now, again, this is going to be focused on a little bit more next week. And it says, and thou shalt make Holy garments for Aaron and his brother for glory and for beauty. I think that’s such a cool phrase. The reason we’re doing all of this is for glory and for beauty. Now, you and I, especially if you are endowed members of the Church, you understand that when you go to the temple, there is special clothing that you go through that experience when you go to the temple. It’s not secret. It is sacred. In fact, there’s a cool little video that was put together just a couple of years ago that I really think explains why it is that certain individuals are to dress certain ways when worshipping. So what’s this?
From ancient times, men and women have embraced sacred music, different forms of prayer, religious vestments, full of symbolism, gestures and rituals to express their innermost feelings of devotion to God. The variety of these forms of expression is as wide and diverse as the human family, yet all have the same ultimate purpose, to connect a believer with the object of their devotion in the most personal way, to draw close to God to those outside a particular faith. Their rituals and clothing may seem unfamiliar, but for the participants, they can stir the deepest feelings of the soul, motivate them to do good, even shape the course of a whole life of service. The nuns habit, the priest’s Cassar, the Jewish prayer shawl, the Muslim skull cap, the saffron robes of the Buddhist Monk all are part of a rich tapestry of human devotion to God. Not all such religious festments are on public display. Some are seen only in places of worship. Temple robes of the Church of Jesus Christ of latterday Saints, known as the robes of the Holy priesthood, Are worn only inside Warman temples and reserved for the highest sacraments of the faith. White symbolizes purity.
There is no insignia or rank. The highest Apostle and the newest member are indistinguishable. When dressed in the same way. Men and women wear similar clothing. The simple vestments combine religious symbolism with echoes of antiquity Reflected in ancient writings from the book of Exodus. In the Church of Jesus Christ of latterday Saints, there are no outer religious vestments in ordinary worship services. However, many faithful latterday Saints wear a garment under their clothing that has deep religious significance, similar in design to ordinary modest underclothing, it comes in two pieces and is usually referred to as the temple garment. Some people incorrectly refer to temple garments as magical or magic underwear. These words are not only inaccurate but also offensive to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of latterday Saints. There is nothing magical or mystical about temple garments, and Church members ask for the same degree of respect and sensitivity that would be afforded to any other faith by people of goodwill. Temple garments are worn by adult members of the Church Who have made sacred promises of Fidelity to God’s Commandments and the gospel of Jesus Christ. In temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of latterday Saints to Church members, the modest temple garment worn under normal clothing, along with the symbolic vestments Worn during temple worship Represent the sacred and personal aspect of their relationship with God And their commitment to live good, honorable lives.
Okay, I love that. And I love how it showed other churches as well, how when you see someone dressed a certain way, all they’re showing it is an outward expression of their inward commitment to follow the savior. And I love that. It’s why you and I who are in doubt are given garments to wear, and it’s why other individuals, they are reminders of covenants. And once you understand that, because I know there’s a lot of people who may struggle with the wearing of the garment. So once you understand the importance of the commitment to those covenants, Then all of a sudden, the wearing of these sacred clothing items don’t become such a burden. They become a blessing. And I love that message. Thanks for watching. Thanks for subscribing. Thanks so much for sharing these messages. We so appreciate that you do that. And please go check out our amazingly comfortable gospel themed email@example.com. Godspeed, and we will see you tomorrow. Bye.